Self expandable polytetrafluoroethylene stent for carotid blowout syndrome

Tatar E. C., Yildirim U. M., Dundar Y., Ozdek A., Isik E., Korkmaz H.

B-ENT, vol.8, no.1, pp.61-64, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: B-ENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-64
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Self expandable polytetrafluoroethylene stent for carotid blowout syndrome. Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is an emergency complication in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancers. The classical management of CBS is the ligation of the common carotid artery, because suturing is not be possible due to infection and necrosis of the field. In this case report, we present a patient with CBS, in whom we applied a self-expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) stent and observed no morbidity. Endovascular stent is a life-saving technique with minimum morbidity that preserves blood flow to the brain. We believe that this method is preferable to ligation of the artery in CBS.