Tonsillectomy is one of the most common major surgical procedures performed in children in the United States. Otolaryngologists should be cognizant of the potential complications associated with the procedure. We report a case of a pseudoaneurysm of the external carotid artery that developed in a boy after elective adenotonsillectomy for management of obstructive sleep symptoms.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:345-347
Karas DE, Sawin RS, Sie KCY. Pseudoaneursym of the External Carotid Artery After TonsillectomyA Rare Complication. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(3):345-347. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900030133017