Cervical internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm complicating malignant otitis externa: First case report

Andrew Baker, Habib Rizk, William Carroll, Paul Lambert

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare complication of head and neck infections. To date, three cases of petrous ICA pseudoaneurysm have been described as a complication of otogenic infection, including only one secondary to malignant otitis externa. We present here the first case of cervical ICA pseudoaneurysm as a complication of malignant otitis externa, and stress the importance of timely diagnosis to avoid fatal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-735
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume125
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Internal carotid artery
  • Malignant otitis externa
  • Pseudoaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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