Spontaneous rupture of a carotid artery aneurysm

Joshua Patrick O'Brien, David Peterson, Mitchell Wayne Cox

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Carotid aneurysm
  • Lupus
  • Rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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