True Aneurysms of the Extracranial Carotid Artery : An Evaluation of Two "Giant Aneurysms" and the Current Literature


ALTUN G., PULATHAN Z., Hemsinli D.

JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY, vol.61, no.2, pp.282-286, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3340/jkns.2017.0404.003
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-286

Abstract

True extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECCAs) are uncommon. Atherosclerosis is the most common etiological factor. Neck pain, a pulsatile mass and murmur at auscultation are the most common symptoms. ECCAs may exhibit severe clinical manifestations due to complications. Cases of rupture can be fatal. There is a risk of distal embolization and stroke in thrombosed cases. We discuss two cases of enlarged ECCA treated surgically in the light of the most recent literature.