Left Internal Carotid Artery Arising from the Right Cavernous Internal Carotid Artery: A Case Report Academic Article uri icon

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  • Anatomical variations involving the internal carotid artery are uncommon. Herein, we present a very rare origin of the internal carotid artery. An adult female presented to the emergency department after falling. Imaging revealed that the left internal carotid artery arose from the contralateral cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery. Such a variation should be kept in mind by┬áradiologists and surgeons who interpret and operate in this area, respectively.


  • Wilson, Charlotte
  • Wang, Bill
  • Iwanaga, Joe
  • Patel, Akil
  • Bentley, Josh
  • Tubbs, R Shane
  • Patel, Akshal S

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  • October 27, 2017

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