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International Angiology 2007 March;26(1):72-4

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Carotid artery false aneurysm caused by blunt trauma. A case report

Davidoviå L. B., Vasiå D. M., Markoviå D. M., Sindjeliå R. P., Pavloviå S. U., Kuzmanovic I. B.

Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro


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Different mechanisms of blunt trauma producing carotid artery false aneurysms are described in literature. We report one such case caused by combination of two mechanisms: accidental hyperextension of the neck, and subsequent sudden forceful hit by a ball during the water polo match.

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