Idiopathic inflammatory pseudotumor of the carotid sheath

Luciano Farage, Ana Carolina B S Da Motta, David Goldenberg, Nafi Aygun, David Mark Yousem

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Abstract

We present a biopsy proven case of 47 years-old man with a carotid pseudotumor, clinically presented as carotidynia. CT showed a mass encasing and narrowing the common carotid artery and MRI showed hypointense signal in T2 and intense enhancement after contrast media administration. The patient was suspected to have an inflammatory process and steroids were prescribed. Eight days after the steroid treatment significant radiological and clinical improvement was observed. The patient remains free of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1241-1244
Number of pages4
JournalArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Volume65
Issue number4 B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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Plasma Cell Granuloma
Steroids
Common Carotid Artery
Contrast Media
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Carotid mass
  • Carotidynia
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Idiopathic inflammatory pseudotumor of the carotid sheath. / Farage, Luciano; Da Motta, Ana Carolina B S; Goldenberg, David; Aygun, Nafi; Yousem, David Mark.

In: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, Vol. 65, No. 4 B, 12.2007, p. 1241-1244.

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Farage, Luciano ; Da Motta, Ana Carolina B S ; Goldenberg, David ; Aygun, Nafi ; Yousem, David Mark. / Idiopathic inflammatory pseudotumor of the carotid sheath. In: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. 2007 ; Vol. 65, No. 4 B. pp. 1241-1244.
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