Traumatic intracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as epistaxis treated by endovascular coiling

Hosam M. Al-Jehani, Hassan A. Alwadaani, Fadhel M. Almolani

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Abstract

Traumatic intracranial pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of blunt trauma. It is even more rare when it presents as epistaxis. Massive epistaxis of a ruptured intracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm is a major cause of mortality, which requires emergency intervention. We report a case of traumatic intracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to skull base fracture, which presented with delayed onset of epistaxis. This was successfully treated by primary endovascular coil embolization. We discuss endovascular treatment options and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosciences
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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