Rare Case of Absent Common Carotid Artery Likely Associated with Intracranial Aneurysm Development.


Department of Neurosurgery, Daegu Catholic University College of Medicine, Daegu, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [Email]


Congenital absence of the common carotid artery without separate origin of internal carotid artery and external carotid artery from the aortic arch is a very rare anomaly. A persistent proatlantal intersegmental artery into adult life is also a rare condition. We report a patient with the coexistence of such rare conditions who presented with cerebral infarctions and intracranial aneurysms.


Agenesis,Aneurysm,Common carotid artery,Fetal intracranial artery,

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