CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 204-205

Acute carotid blowout in a postirradiated malignant ulcer – repair versus ligation… is preservation of carotid artery worth it?


1 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Railway Headquarters Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, Railway Headquarters Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sivaprasad Veerbhadran
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Railway Headquarters Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_21_17

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Acute carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is the most dreaded complication in an invasive head-and-neck malignancy. The syndrome occurs in 3%–4% of all head-and-neck cancer patients. This report is inquisitive about the effectiveness of preservation of carotid artery during a life-threatening acute carotid blowout in an invasive CBS.


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