Endovascular repair of traumatic cervical internal carotid artery injuries
: a safe and effective treatment option.
The number of vascular trauma cases has also gone high as compared to previous decades, including a variety of carotid artery injuries
. Close proximity of cranial nerves, aero digestive tract, cervical spine and risk of their concomitant damage make carotid artery injury more peculiar as compared to other vascular injuries.
Abbreviations PNI: Penetrating neck injuries CTA: Computer tomography angiography CAI: Carotid artery injuries
CVI: Cervical vascular injuries CCAI: Common carotid artery injuries
ICAI: Internal carotid artery injuries
BCI: Blunt cervical injuries PCI: Penetrating cervical injuries ICA: Internal carotid artery CCA: Common carotid artery TIA: Transient ischemic attack MRA: Magnetic resonance angiography PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene.
The endovascular management of penetrating carotid artery injuries
: long-term follow-up.
But internal and common carotid artery injuries
should be repaired8, as was done in our four patients.
(3) Management of carotid artery injuries
in this patient population is a challenge.
Internal carotid artery stenting for blunt carotid artery injuries
with an associated pseudoaneurysm.