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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 April;39(2):163-5
Carotid string sign resulting from an aberrant branch of the internal carotid artery
Brooks A. J., Behm G. M., Baxter B. T., Lynch T. G.
From the Department of Surgery University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Branches of the extracranial internal carotid artery are very rare. A case is reported wherein an aberrant artery originated from the bulb of the internal carotid artery (ICA) approximately 2 cm from the bifurcation. The ICA was occluded distal to the branch’s origin. Arteriography in this case gave the appearance of a carotid “string sign”. Vascular surgeons and radiologists should be aware of this anomaly when interpreting carotid arteriograms.