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September 1978

Unusual Vascular Lesions of the Neck

Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Service, Head and Neck Section (Otolaryngology), Veterans Administration, Wadsworth Hospital Center, Los Angeles, and the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Riverside General Hospital, University Medical Center, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(9):526-529. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790090044009

• Vascular lesions of the neck may initially appear atypically, without the expected findings of a bluish discoloration, pulsations, or a bruit. The initial characteristics may mimic that of a metastatic carcinoma. The true nature of the lesion may remain obscure, despite a thorough preoperative evaluation, including angiography. The head and neck surgeon must be aware of the occasional unusual appearance and must be prepared to treat whatever vascular lesion he might encounter.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:526-529, 1978)

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