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2022 May 26

World J Clin Cases



Carotid blowout syndrome caused by chronic infection: A case report.


Xie T-H, Zhao W-J, Li X-L, Hou Y, Wang X, Zhang J, An X-H, Liu L-T
World J Clin Cases. 2022 May 26; 10(15):5051-5056.
PMID: 35801053.


Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) refers to rupture of the extracranial carotid artery and its branches; as a severe complication, it usually occurs after surgery or radiotherapy for malignant tumours of the head and neck. We present a case of CBS caused by chronic infection of the external carotid artery (ECA). In this case, we did not find any evidence of head and neck tumours.