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
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Mofiyinfolu Sokoya
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Marcia Eustaquio
Department of Otolaryngology, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, Colorado
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20 January 2017

17 June 2017

Publication Date:
27 October 2017 (eFirst)


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.