March 1997

Pseudoaneursym of the External Carotid Artery After TonsillectomyA Rare Complication

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn (Dr Karas), and the Departments of General and Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation (Dr Sawin) and Pediatric Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Sie), Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(3):345-347. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900030133017

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