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March 1972

Postoperative Perforation of the Carotid Artery by the Hyoid Bone

Author Affiliations

USN; USN, Philadelphia
From the Department of Otolaryngology, US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(3):282-283. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080424019

A new and different cause of fatal carotid artery hemorrhage following head and neck surgery developed because the common carotid artery was punctured by a fistula-eroded greater cornu of the hyoid bone.