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International Conference on Neurological Disorders & Stroke and Neurooncology

Dubai, UAE

Rola Mahmood

Rola Mahmood

Department of Radiology, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

Title: Bilateral Agenesis of Internal carotid artery: A case report


Biography: Rola Mahmood


Congenital absence of the internal carotid artery is a rare anomaly, occurring in less than 0.01% of the population. It includes agenesis, aplasia, and hypoplasia of the internal carotid artery.

Recognition of these anomalies has important implications during planned surgery, in thromboembolic disease, and in the surveillance and detection of associated cerebral aneurysms.

 It is usually an incidental finding on color Doppler carotid ultrasonography, angiography, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging  of the head and neck taken for some other reasons. Most of the patients are asymptomatic due to the presence of sufficient cerebral circulation supplied by the communicating arteries of the circle of Willis, intercavernous anastomosis, external carotid artery and by persistent embryologic arteries to the carotid artery territory. Nevertheless, in some cases this anatomic variation may eventually lead to some clinical signs and symptoms

We present a case of left ICA aplasia diagnosed after work-up of neurological events.