Congenital absence or hypoplasia of the carotid artery: radioclinical issues.

  title={Congenital absence or hypoplasia of the carotid artery: radioclinical issues.},
  author={Mustafa Taşar and Sertaç Yetişer and Ayşin Taşar and Sahin Uğurel and Engin G{\"o}n{\"u}l and Mutlu Sağlam},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={25 5},
PURPOSE Congenital anomaly of the carotid artery is a rare abnormality. It is usually discovered incidentally by color Doppler carotid sonography, angiography, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and neck taken for some other reason. Most patients are not symptomatic because of sufficient cerebral circulation supplied to the defective area by the communicating arteries of the circle of Willis, intercavernous anastomosis, communicating arteries from external… CONTINUE READING
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