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Pseudoaneurysm of superior thyroid artery following a transesophageal echocardiography: A case presentation

  • Autori: Canevari, F.; Martines, F.; Sorrentino, R.; Nicolotti, M.; Sireci, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2017
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: Endovascular coil embolization; ENT complication; Pseuduoaneurysm; Medicine (all)
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The pseudo-aneurysm is an encapsulated hematoma of post-traumatic origin which is in communication with the lumen of the artery of relevance. We present a rare case of pseudo-aneurysm occurring after superior thyroid trans-esophageal echocardiography (TEE) and external cardioversion. Singular occurrence in otolaryngology, if not recognized early a pseudo-aneurysm can result in dramatic events such cataclysmic bleeding or acute occlusion of the upper airway.