EXTRACRANIAL CAROTID-ARTERY ANEURYSM IN A CHILD MISDIAGNOSED AS A PARAPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS - A CASE-REPORT


UNAL O., HEPGUL K., TURANTAN M., BOZBOGA M., YAZICIOGLU E.

JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.21, ss.108-111, 1992 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1992
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.108-111

Özet

An extracranial carotid artery aneurysm in a child misdiagnosed as a parapharyngeal abscess is presented. Diagnosis modalities of cervical masses and features of aneurysms are discussed. It is stressed that. regardless of age, in the presence of a pulsating and tender cervical or parapharyngeal mass, an aneurysm is probable. Prior to any intervention, at least non-invasive screening tests must be performed. Failure may lead to disastrous results.