n South African Journal of Surgery - Bilateral blunt carotid artery injury : a case report and review of the literature : case report
|Article Title||Bilateral blunt carotid artery injury : a case report and review of the literature : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2 Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and 3 Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital|
|Publication Date||May 2013|
|Pages||77 - 79|
A 22-year-old man sustained a strangulation-type injury to the neck, with bilateral blunt carotid artery injuries detected on computed tomography (CT) angiography. His Glasgow Coma Score was 15/15, and he was managed conservatively with therapeutic lowmolecular-weight heparin and antiplatelet therapy. A repeat CT angiogram 6 weeks later showed complete resolution of an intimal flap, and he demonstrated no neurological deterioration. There are no definitive management guidelines regarding this type of injury, and our report emphasises the role of conservative anticoagulation therapy in the management of this rare condition.
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