Occurrence of a type 2 proatlantal intersegmental artery during carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic stenosis.

@article{Liechty2016OccurrenceOA,
  title={Occurrence of a type 2 proatlantal intersegmental artery during carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic stenosis.},
  author={Joseph M Liechty and Rebecca Jo Weddle and William P Shutze and Bertram L Smith},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={
          807-8
        }
}
A 63-year-old female patient presented with transient right hand weakness and left amaurosis fugax. A computed tomography angiogram demonstrated a 75% to 90% internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis and a persistent proatlantal intersegmental artery (PAIA) originating from the external carotid artery (ECA), passing lateral to the internal jugular vein (A), and joining the ipsilateral vertebral artery. The PAIA was the major contributor to the basilar artery. Also noted were an absent left… CONTINUE READING