Thrombosed aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery: Avoiding a retrospective diagnosis

Jane Weissman, Jonas T. Johnson, Carl H. Snyderman, David L. Steed

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Abstract

Two patients with neck masses were evaluated, one with computed tomography (CT) and the other with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Each mass was correctly identified within the carotid sheath. The correct diagnosis - thrombosed cervical carotid aneurysm - was not considered, necessitating unexpected repair of the aneurysm or artery. Although rare, aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a carotid sheath mass between the jugular vein and carotid artery. Peripheral calcification or enhancement on CT scans and a peripheral signal void on MR images are especially suggestive of the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-871
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume190
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Carotid Arteries
Aneurysm
Thrombosis
Tomography
Carotid Artery Thrombosis
Jugular Veins
Differential Diagnosis
Neck
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Arteries
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Aneurysm, carotid
  • Carotid arteries
  • Neck

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Weissman, J., Johnson, J. T., Snyderman, C. H., & Steed, D. L. (1994). Thrombosed aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery: Avoiding a retrospective diagnosis. Radiology, 190(3), 869-871.

Thrombosed aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery : Avoiding a retrospective diagnosis. / Weissman, Jane; Johnson, Jonas T.; Snyderman, Carl H.; Steed, David L.

In: Radiology, Vol. 190, No. 3, 03.1994, p. 869-871.

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Weissman, J, Johnson, JT, Snyderman, CH & Steed, DL 1994, 'Thrombosed aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery: Avoiding a retrospective diagnosis', Radiology, vol. 190, no. 3, pp. 869-871.
Weissman J, Johnson JT, Snyderman CH, Steed DL. Thrombosed aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery: Avoiding a retrospective diagnosis. Radiology. 1994 Mar;190(3):869-871.
Weissman, Jane ; Johnson, Jonas T. ; Snyderman, Carl H. ; Steed, David L. / Thrombosed aneurysm of the cervical carotid artery : Avoiding a retrospective diagnosis. In: Radiology. 1994 ; Vol. 190, No. 3. pp. 869-871.
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