• Aneurysms of the intrapetrous internal carotid artery are rarely encountered and can present difficult diagnostic problems. A review of the literature revealed 34 cases, and we now add a 35th. Presenting symptoms and signs are dependent on the direction of expansion of the aneurysm, with neurologic dysfunction typical of medial expansion, whereas lateral erosion often suggests a glomus tumor.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:198-202)
Brandt TW, Jenkins HA, Coker NJ. Facial Paralysis as the Initial Presentation of an Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(2):198-202. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780020078018