An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia: Coil of the Proximal Common Carotid Artery: A Case Report

Peter H. Lin, Ruth L. Bush, Pravin Reddy, Alan B. Lumsden

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Abstract

Although carotid artery redundancies such as kinks or coils are uncommon, they typically are asymptomatic when discovered. The authors report a unique case of proximal common carotid artery coil that caused esophageal compression resulting in symptomatic dysphagia. Following a carotid-shortening procedure in which the redundant artery was resected, the patient's dysphagic symptom resolved completely. This patient underscores the role of surgical resection of a carotid redundancy when it is associated with compressive symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-526
Number of pages6
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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