Emergency placement of a self-expandable covered stent for carotid artery injury during trans-sphenoidal surgery

Br J Neurosurg. 2006 Feb;20(1):55-7. doi: 10.1080/02688690600601382.


A patient sustained internal carotid artery (ICA) injury during trans-sphenoidal surgery. Bleeding from the resultant pseudo-aneurysm was not fully controlled by surgical packing. Emergency endovascular deployment over the injured ICA segment of a self-expandable covered-stent ('Symbiot' stent), initially designed for use in coronary saphenous vein-graft, was successful in securing haemostasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / etiology
  • Aneurysm, False / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / etiology
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications / etiology
  • Intraoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Middle Aged
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome