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8th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 19-21, 2023

October 19 -21, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
INBC 2023

Deepa Khanal

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2023 - Deepa Khanal
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal
Title : Pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery after tonsillectomy managed with endovascular coiling: A case report


We present a case of pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery after tonsillectomy managed with successful endovascular coiling.

Presentation of Case:
41-year-old lady presented with a history of throat pain and 3 episodes of hematemesis on the 3rd, 4th, and 7th postoperative days after tonsillectomy and styloidectomy. She had undergone the operation 20 days back. Neurological examination was normal. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the neck showed – contrast-filled dilatation of a branch of the right facial artery in the right palatine tonsillar fossa within the operative bed – likely pseudoaneurysm which was managed endovascularly. The patient recovered fully after treatment.

Tonsillectomy can have various complications, one of which is the facial artery's pseudoaneurysm, which can be managed with coiling in the catheterization laboratory.

Pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery is a rare complication of tonsillectomy. Endovascular treatment of a pseudo aneurysm can be done.


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