Carotid sheath abscess 12 days post endarterectomy

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


No past history provided by clinicians (but patient had right carotid endarterectomy 12 days ago). Now left hemispheric TIA

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Large fluid collection containing gas bubbles within the right carotid space associated with the carotid bifurcation and compressing the internal jugular vein. Typical post endarterectomy appearance of the arterial lumen is also seen. Surgery was 12 days prior so gas and large fluid collection is unusual and should raise the possibility of abscess

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Case information

rID: 21337
Published: 16th Jan 2013
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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