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Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of common carotid artery mimicking parapharyngeal abscess

  • H. Constantinides (a1), C. Passant (a1) and A. N. Waddell (a1)

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In this case a secondarily infected pseudoaneurysm of the common carotid artery presented with clinical features suggestive of a parapharyngeal abscess. The causative organism was identified as community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. To the authors’ knowledge this condition not previously been reported.

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Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of common carotid artery mimicking parapharyngeal abscess

  • H. Constantinides (a1), C. Passant (a1) and A. N. Waddell (a1)

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