Ruptured Carotid Artery Aneurysm: A Case Study and Nurse led Interventions
Carotid artery aneurysm is defined as a bulge or weakened area of carotid artery which allows part of blood vessel to protrude out posing a risk for rupture. External carotid artery aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of carotid arteries on either side of the neck. The following case presents a case of a middle aged women presenting with carotid artery aneurysm and planned for emergency surgery, awaiting which the patient suffered rupture of carotid artery aneurysm, and underwent debranching of the innominate artery and reconstruction of Right Common carotid artery and supraclavicular artery, the skin defect formed due to the rupture of carotid artery aneurysm was corrected by pectoralis major myocutaneus flap cover. The care of the patient across the time of stay in critical care had various nursing challenges which were handled diligently rendering to the effective management of the patient.