Spontaneous ICA rupture: A severe late complication after giant nasopharyngeal angiofibroma resection

G. Succo, M. Gisolo, E. Crosetti, M. Bergui, G. Danesi

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Abstract

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a benign vascular tumor occurring in young males. Surgery for giant JNA is a complex procedure, with a high risk of major complications. We report a rare case of massive epistaxis in a 15-year-old boy resulting from spontaneous rupture of the intracavernous tract of the internal carotid artery 20 days after resection of a giant JNA by midface degloving. The event was managed by an emergency arteriography with coils selectively deployed to occlude the vessel and to stop hemorrhage. This treatment has been shown to be effective in producing immediate hemostasis and stable long-term occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-584
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Complications
  • ICA rupture
  • Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Midface degloving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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