Covered stents for hemostasis in life-threatening hemorrhage by carotid blowout syndrome in patients with head and neck cancer

Christian Plettenberg, Thomas Klenzner, Kathrin Scheckenbach, K. Rybacki, Bernd Turowski, Jörg Handschel, Christiane Matuschek & Jörg Schipper
Background and Purpose: Carotic blow out syndromes (CBS) by radionecrosis or tumor infiltration are rare events in patients with head and neck cancer. Intervention to binding or sewing over the bleeding vessel is associated with a mortality/morbidity of ~40%/~60%. By the[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]