Neck hematoma caused by spontaneous rupture of common carotid artery

Veit Maria Hofmann, Joerg Ukkat, Kerstin Neumann & Annett Pudszuhn
Perforations of common carotid artery are a rare but life threatening emergency. Failed puncture of jugular veins, sharp-edged or blunt traumata are known conditions leading to sudden development of a neck hematoma. Inflammatory combustion of a vessel, like arteritis could lead spontaneously or[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]