Novel endovascular treatment of enlarging facial artery pseudoaneurysm resulting from molar extraction: a case report.
A novel endovascular therapy to treat a pseudoaneurysm as a complication of molar tooth extraction is described.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
A 20-year-old man presented 2 weeks after third molar tooth extraction with an enlarging pulsatile jaw mass, identified as a facial artery pseudoaneurysm. Endovascular embolization with microcoils and a liquid embolic agent, Onyx, was performed. The use of Onyx in this manner is an off-label use.
Immediately after treatment, the pulsatile mass resolved and remained obliterated at 2 months of follow-up.
Onyx embolization of facial artery vascular lesions can be safely accomplished while avoiding microvascular complications and provides a satisfactory and durable result.
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceJournal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 70:3 2012 Mar pg e185-9
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Carotid Artery Diseases
Pub Type(s)Case Reports