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Online ISSN 1827-1847
Sensi L., Magnoni F., Cattani M. G. *, Pedrini L.
From the Unità Operativa di Chirurgia Vascolare * Servizio di Anatomia Patologica Ospedale Maggiore C. A. Pizzardi, Bologna, Italy
Carotid artery aneurysms are rare and their spontaneous rupture is an extraordinary event. The authors describe a 72-year-old man whose principal symptom was a pulsatile right latero-cervical mass that had increased in size for four days. Duplex scanning, digital subtraction angiography and computerised tomography confirmed a ruptured aneurysm of the right carotid artery bifurcation. Other investigations revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm and an idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Although multiple aneurysms have been previously reported in various hematological diseases, the authors believe there are no other reported cases of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome and aneurysms involving the aorta and carotid artery and they discuss their etiology and treatment.
language: English, Italian