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Chirurgia 2010 June;23(3):85-8

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Congenital absence of internal carotid and basilar artery

Erbagci H. 1, Sirikci A. 2, Erbagci I. 3, Erkutlu I. 4, Yigiter R. 5, Kizilkan N. 1

1 Associated Professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
2 Professors, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
3 Associated Professors, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
5 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey

We documented an interesting case of “congenital absence of internal carotid and basilar artery” that is uncommon in the literature. A 15-year-old girl presented with low vision. We observed hypoplasic and pale optic disc in right eye but there was no neurological deficiency. MR, MR angiography, CT and Cerebral angiography were performed to evaluate this atrophy. In these imaging modalities revealed congenital absence of a complete right internal carotid artery and the basilar artery with other accompanied anomalies. On review of the world literature, we were able to find about only one case of congenital absence of internal carotid and basilar artery reported to date. The literature pertaining to congenital absence of internal carotid and basilar artery was reviewed and the etiology of this disease was discussed.

language: English


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