Successful Reconstruction of Asymptomatic Bilateral External Carotid Artery Aneurysms

Melissa Loja, William C. Pevec

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True aneurysms of the external carotid artery (ECA) are extremely rare with an unknown incidence and natural history. We present the successful operative management of an asymptomatic 65-year-old man found to have bilateral internal carotid artery stenosis and bilateral ECA aneurysms. His bilateral carotid arteries were reconstructed with bifurcated interposition grafts in a staged fashion. The patient recovered without sequelae and continues to be asymptomatic 1 year after reconstruction. We present the operative management of this rare case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130.e1-130.e3
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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