Transcatheter carotid occlusion: an alternative to the surgical treatment of cervical carotid aneurysms

J Vasc Surg. 1986 Sep;4(3):299-302.


The treatment of choice for various aneurysms of the common and internal carotid arteries may involve carotid artery occlusion rather than a reconstructive approach. Carotid occlusion may be accomplished either surgically or via an endovascular method. We present two cases of patients with cervical carotid artery aneurysms in which the endovascular method was used for carotid occlusion, describe our rationale for using this approach rather than surgical intervention, and discuss the role of this method of treatment for this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / pathology
  • Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon* / instrumentation
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / pathology
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / therapy*
  • Carotid Artery, External / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography