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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;31(3): 282-284.
Congenital Hypoplasia of the Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery: A Case Report.
Byung Ook Jung, Jong In Lee, Jong Hun Choi, Sang Kyu Kim, Yong Jun Jo, Jang Hoi Hwang, Myung Soo Ahn
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Congenital agenesis, aplasia or hypoplasia of the internal carotid artery is rare vascular disease and usually combine with intracranial aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or intracerebral hemorrhage. We report a case of bilateral congenital hypoplasia of internal carotid artery in a 36 year-old woman presented with semicomatose mentality. The brain computed tomography(CT) revealed intracerebral hemorrhage with intraventricular hemorrhage, and cerebral angiography showed hypoplasia of bilateral internal carotid artery without narrowing of the bony carotid canal on the temporal bone CT.
Key Words: Congenital hypoplasia; Internal carotid artery; Carotid canal
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