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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-72

A dreadful complication of peritonsillar abscess drainage managed endovascularly

Department of Neurointervention, Medanta, Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Dr. Gaurav Goel
Medanta, Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aiao.aiao_25_19

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A 11 year female presenting with sorethroat and diagnosed as peritonsillar abscess ,drained outside under aseptic precautions lead to bleeding, later presented with hemiparesis with DSA revealing a large pseudoaneurysm formation in ipsilateral carotid with patchy infarcts on CT. At emergency repeat bleeding occurred and patient started deteriorating following which the patient was managed by endovascular parent vessel occlusion following which she recovered gradually with regaining normal strength in paretic limbs within a few days . The case highlights the dreadful complication of peritonsillar abscess drainage as well as its endovascular management.

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