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External carotid artery pseudoaneurysm with arteriovenous fistula: A rare complication of glass shrapnel injury

Rashmi Saraf, Rajaram Sharma, Lodha V Jaini, Shashikant Mhashal
Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging 2016, 26 (4): 510-512
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Posttraumatic external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm with arteriovenous fistula is a rare condition. An 8-year-old child presented with painful pulsatile swelling in the preauricular region following a penetrating glass shrapnel injury. Detailed evaluation showed distal external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm with fistula, which was draining into the retromandibular vein. Endovascular treatment was performed. This case highlights the role of endovascular intervention for such rare complicated vascular pathologies.

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