Chonnam Med J.  2011 Aug;47(2):134-137. 10.4068/cmj.2011.47.2.134.

Penetrating Carotid Artery Injuries Treated by an Urgent Endovascular Stent Technique: Report of Two Cases

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
  • 2Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.


Penetrating neck injuries are potentially dangerous and require emergent management because of the presence of vital structures in the neck. Penetrating vascular trauma to zone I and III of the neck is potentially life-threatening. An accurate diagnosis and adequate surgical intervention are critical to the successful outcome of penetrating trauma in the neck. We experienced some cases with externally penetrating injuries in neck zone II in which the patients were confirmed to have the presence of large vessel injuries in neck zones I and III. Here we report on the endovascular stent techniques used in two cases to address penetrating carotid artery injuries and review the literature.


Penetrating wound; Carotid artery injuries; Lacerations; Angiography; Stents
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