Pseudoaneurysm of the right lingual artery

An unusual cause of severe hemorrhage during tonsillectomy

Ron B. Mitchell, Kevin D. Pereira, Rande H. Lazar, Tom E. Long, Norman F. Fournier

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Abstract

Profuse intraoperative hemorrhage is an uncommon complication of tonsillectomy. We present a three-year-old girl who underwent a routine adenotonsillectomy during which massive bleeding occurred from a large vessel in the right tonsillar fossae. Angiography revealed an aberrant right lingual artery with a pseudoaneurysm. The right lingual artery was embolized with multiple coils and the bleeding was halted. The causes and treatment of extracranial carotid artery pseudoaneurysms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-576
Number of pages2
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume76
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1997

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Tonsillectomy
False Aneurysm
Tongue
Arteries
Hemorrhage
Carotid Artery Injuries
Carotid Arteries
Angiography
Therapeutics

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Pseudoaneurysm of the right lingual artery : An unusual cause of severe hemorrhage during tonsillectomy. / Mitchell, Ron B.; Pereira, Kevin D.; Lazar, Rande H.; Long, Tom E.; Fournier, Norman F.

In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 76, No. 8, 08.1997, p. 575-576.

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Mitchell, Ron B. ; Pereira, Kevin D. ; Lazar, Rande H. ; Long, Tom E. ; Fournier, Norman F. / Pseudoaneurysm of the right lingual artery : An unusual cause of severe hemorrhage during tonsillectomy. In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 1997 ; Vol. 76, No. 8. pp. 575-576.
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