Mycotic pseudo-aneurysm of the extracranial carotid artery
Desimpelaere, J × Seynaeve, P Kockx, M Appel, B Gyselinck, J Mortelmans, Luc #
Journal Belge de Radiologie vol:80 issue:4 pages:170-1
A rare case of mycotic pseudo-aneurysm of the common carotid artery as a complication in an immunosuppressed paediatric patient is presented. Treatment of pseudo-aneurysms of the common carotid artery is generally considered to be an emergency, necessitating quick and accurate diagnosis. In patients with septicemia, angiography has to be avoided. We were able to provide the surgeon with the exact diagnosis and accurate topographical information with helical CT with 3D reformation.