Aneurysms of the petrous internal carotid artery: anatomy, origins, and treatment.

@article{Liu2004AneurysmsOT,
  title={Aneurysms of the petrous internal carotid artery: anatomy, origins, and treatment.},
  author={James K C Liu and Oren N. Gottfried and Amin Hosein Amini and William T. Couldwell},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={E13}
}
Aneurysms arising in the petrous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) are rare. Although the causes of petrous ICA aneurysms remain unclear, traumatic, infectious, and congenital origins have been implicated in their development. These lesions can be detected incidentally on routine neuroimaging. Patients can also present with a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms, including cranial nerve palsies, Horner syndrome, pulsatile tinnitus, epistaxis, and otorrhagia. The treatment of petrous… CONTINUE READING