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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 164-165

Idiopathic multiple aneurysm of external carotid artery

Department of Vascular Surgery, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Saravanan Balachandran
Plot no. 63, Kesari Nagar, Adambakkam, Chennai - 600 088, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.137667

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Aneurysms of external carotid artery are rare. Treatments for these are undertaken for the prevention of complications like hemorrhage or rupture, and embolism. We present a 71-year-old male with idiopathic multiple aneurysm for the past 34 years on conservative management and regular follow up for the past 4 years. This case was discussed for the rarity of idiopathic multiple aneurysm of the external carotid artery and the need for individualized treatment protocol to be followed as in this case, only watchful observation considering the age and patient compliance. In this world of evolving surgical techniques and newer treatment modalities, conservative treatment still has a role to play. Primary care physicians at the community level have a major role in following these patients and referring them as and when the need arises.

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