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Am J Rhinol. 2007 Jul-Aug;21(4):520-4.

Stentgraft-implantation for treatment of internal carotid artery injury during endonasal sinus surgery.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Mainz, Germany. lippert@hno.klinik.uni-mainz.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Damage of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is very rare but can be a dramatic complication of endonasal sinus surgery. In the literature only a few cases are reported, some of them with fatal results.

METHODS:

We present two cases with massive bleeding of the ICA caused by endonasal sinus surgery.

RESULTS:

In both cases bleeding could be stopped sufficiently by implanting a stentgraft.

CONCLUSION:

The lumen of the artery could be preserved and no neurological deficits were observed.

PMID:
17882927
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