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J Neurosurg. 1988 Jan;68(1):142-4.

Emergency balloon occlusion for massive epistaxis due to traumatic carotid-cavernous aneurysm. Case report.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Abstract

A patient with a giant traumatic aneurysm of the right internal carotid artery presented with recurrent massive epistaxis 30 years after a head injury. During an episode of acute hemorrhage, this patient was effectively treated with occlusion of the internal carotid artery circulation by a detachable inflatable balloon.

PMID:
3335900
DOI:
10.3171/jns.1988.68.1.0142
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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