Pseudoaneurysm of the external carotid artery following radical neck dissection and irradiation: A case report and review of the literature

D. J. Minion, T. G. Lynch, B. T. Baxter, R. Lieberman

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A 54-year-old man developed a pseudoaneurysm of the left external carotid artery 8 years after concluding treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Treatment included radiation therapy, radical neck dissection and a myocutaneous pectoralls major flap. Percutaneous transcatheter embolization resulted in thrombosis of the pseudoaneurysm. A review of the literature yielded only six other reported cases of pseudoaneurysm of the external carotid artery proper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-611
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1994



  • aneurysm
  • external carotid artery
  • lymphatic irradiation
  • radical neck dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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