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Acute appearance of a carotid pseudoaneurysm during coughing
  1. Judy Enamorado Enamorado,
  2. Jens Witsch,
  3. Ángel Herruzo Avilés,
  4. Rafael Hinojosa Pérez
  1. Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Seville, Andalusia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Judy Enamorado Enamorado, Critical Care Resident, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Avenida Manuel Siurot s/n, Seville, Andalusia 41013, Spain; drajudyenamorado{at}

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An adolescent with Behçet's disease presented after an episode of violent coughing with the sudden appearance of a pulsatile mass on his neck (figure 1A). Since childhood, he had been treated with a coumarin derivative (international normalised ratio at admission: 3.2) after cavernous sinus thrombosis and detection of heterozygous mutations in the …

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  • Funding JW's work is supported by the Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft (DFG), research scholarship WI 4300/1-1.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.