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Neck lump evaluation and pseudoaneurysm
  1. Nisha Tandan1,
  2. Iqbal Bashir2,
  3. Ashu Seith Bhalla2 and
  4. Hitesh Verma1
  1. 1 ENT and Head and Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2 Radiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hitesh Verma; drhitesh10{at}


Pseudoaneurysm is the formation of a sac due to damage in the continuity of the arterial wall. Iatrogenic carotid artery aneurysm is a rare, life-threatening complication following fine needle aspiration (FNA). We are presenting here a case of pseudoaneurysm following FNA with a literature review.

  • Radiology (diagnostics)
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms and critical revision for important intellectual content: NT and IB. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: HV and ASB.

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