We report a case of life-threatening giant external carotid artery (ECA) aneurysm. The 89-year-old patient presented with severe dyspnoea and dysphagia with Horner's syndrome and cluster headache. Surgical repair with ECA ligation and reconstruction of the internal carotid artery using a prosthetic PTFE graft was successfully performed. The compressive symptoms promptly resolved in the early post-operative period.
|Titolo:||Giant external carotid aneurysm: a rare cause of dyspnoea, dysphagia and horner’s syndrome.|
|Citazione:||DE DONATO, G., Giubbolini, M., Chisci, E., Setacci, F., & Setacci, C. (2006). Giant external carotid aneurysm: a rare cause of dyspnoea, dysphagia and horner’s syndrome. EJVES EXTRA, 11(2), 19-22.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|