Spontaneous rupture of a carotid artery aneurysm.

Journal Article

Carotid aneurysms are rare, accounting for less than 4% of all aneurysms, and repair of this entity comprises only 0.9% of all carotid procedures at major referral centers. Stroke is the most frequent complication and the possibility of rupture is only rarely considered. Rupture of a nontraumatic, uninfected carotid aneurysm is an exceedingly rare event, with only a handful of cases documented in the world literature, most of which presented as an acute, life-threatening emergency. This report documents the highly unusual circumstance of subacute presentation of a ruptured carotid aneurysm.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O'Brien, PJ; Peterson, D; Cox, MW

Published Date

  • February 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 202 - 204

PubMed ID

  • 21278181

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21278181

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-9116

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1538574410393035


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States