Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607064
Case Report
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Pseudoaneurysm Following Endoscopic-Assisted Repair of Subcondylar Fracture

Emily Ambrose
1  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
,
Mofiyinfolu Sokoya
1  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
,
Marcia Eustaquio
2  Department of Otolaryngology, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, Colorado
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Publication History

20 January 2017

17 June 2017

Publication Date:
27 October 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Pseudoaneurysms are a known complication following facial trauma and orthognathic surgery. Few reports exist of this clinical entity following traditional open techniques of repair, and none have been associated with endoscopic-assisted open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a subcondylar fracture. We present a case of a 33-year-old man who developed pseudoaneurysm after endoscopic-assisted ORIF as well as a review of the literature on this topic. While uncommon, this is a potential complication that should be recognized with the use of endoscopic-assisted repair of mandibular fractures.