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A Case of Pseudoaneurysm of the Superior Thyroid Artery after Core Needle Biopsy
Int J Thyroidol 2017;10(2):114-117
Published online November 30, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.11106/ijt.2017.10.2.114
© 2017 Korean Thyroid Association.

Mi Sun Chun, So Jeong Lee, Han Su Kim and Soo Yeon Jung

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Soo Yeon Jung, MD, PhD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, 1071 Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul 07985, Korea
Tel: 82-2-2650-5156, Fax: 82-2-2648-5604, E-mail: paransooyeon@hanmail.net
Received August 25, 2017; Revised October 3, 2017; Accepted October 17, 2017.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
A pseudoaneurysm is a collection of blood that locates between the two outer layers of an artery, the muscularis propria and the adventitia. It is resulted from disruption of a portion of the arterial wall. A pseudoaneurysm can be caused by trauma, blood vessel intervention, intravenous drug use, vasculitis, infectious aneurysm, and postoperative anastomotic leakage. The pseudoaneurysm of superior thyroid artery after core needle biopsy is rare. We report a case of pseudoaneurysm caused by thyroid core needle biopsy and treated by surgical treatment.
Keywords : Pseudoaneurysm, Core needle biopsy, Superior thyroid artery