Unilateral cervical and petrosal segment agenesis of the internal carotid artery with rete mirabile.

Affiliation

Radiology Department of Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Medical Faculty, Zonguldak, Turkey. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The carotid rete mirabile (RM) is a physiological network between the internal and external carotid arterial systems. In this paper, an extremely rare case is presented, in which internal-external carotid artery anastomoses and a dilated ascending pharyngeal artery, due to unilateral agenesis of the cervical and petrous segments of the internal carotid artery (ICA), is presented.

Keywords

Carotid arterial disease,Cerebral angiography, headache,Collateral circulation,Ultrasonography, Doppler color,

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