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Novel endovascular treatment of enlarging facial artery pseudoaneurysm resulting from molar extraction: a case report.
PURPOSEA novel endovascular therapy to treat a pseudoaneurysm as a complication of molar tooth extraction is described.
PATIENTS AND METHODSA 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.
RESULTSImmediately after treatment, the pulsatile mass resolved and remained obliterated at 2 months of follow-up.
CONCLUSIONSOnyx 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. email@example.com, , ,
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Carotid Artery Diseases
Pub Type(s)Case Reports