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Pseudoaneurysm of the superior thyroid artery following revision tracheostomy†
Article first published online: 24 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 122, Issue 7, pages 1641–1643, July 2012
How to Cite
Lin, H. W. and Reilly, B. K. (2012), Pseudoaneurysm of the superior thyroid artery following revision tracheostomy. The Laryngoscope, 122: 1641–1643. doi: 10.1002/lary.23291
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 24 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 JAN 2012
- post-tracheostomy bleeding;
- superior thyroid artery;
- Level of Evidence: 5
This case report describes the presentation and management of a rare complication of pseudoaneurysm of the superior thyroid artery following tracheostomy. The majority of post-tracheostomy bleeding is managed either with packing or surgical re-exploration. However, angiography can pinpoint an arterial source of bleeding and allow the surgeon to address it via either a traditional open surgical approach or with minimally invasive endovascular embolization.