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Keywords:

  • Pseudoaneurysm;
  • post-tracheostomy bleeding;
  • embolization;
  • superior thyroid artery;
  • Level of Evidence: 5

Abstract

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.