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Carotid pseudo-occlusion refers to apparent occlusion of the cervical internal carotid artery on CT angiography or digital subtraction angiography due to a stagnant column of unopacified blood proximal to terminal T-junction occlusion by thromboembolism 1,2.
The term carotid pseudo-occlusion has also been used to describe carotid near-occlusion when the internal carotid artery distal to high-grade stenosis at its origin is underfilled.
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