WALTER LENTINO, M.D.; DOMINICK J. PRINCIPATO, M.D.; MAXWELL H. POPPEL, M.D.
The demonstration by angiocardiography of buckling of the right common carotid artery has not previously been reported. The purpose of this article is to document such a case, in which the patient presented with a painful, pulsatile mass at the root of the right neck where the differential diagnosis from aneurysm could not be clinically ascertained. Opacification of this vessel by contrast medium provided indisputable proof of common carotid buckling, and the patient was spared an exploratory operation.
Buckling of the common carotid carotid artery had been studied in detail prior to the development of angiocardiography. Parkinson et al.1 studied
LENTINO W, PRINCIPATO DJ, POPPEL MH. BUCKLING OF THE CAROTID ARTERY DEMONSTRATED BY ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:1003–1007. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-1003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):1003-1007.
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