Arterial dissection into common carotid artery

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Ectatic and aneurysmal arch of aorta is demonstrated, with dissection flap originating in the right brachiocephalic artery and continuing into the common carotid artery (CCA) on the right. This finishes prior to the CCA bifurcation. The internal carotid artery remains of even caliber, although markedly tortuous.

The left internal carotid artery and common carotid artery appear unremarkable.

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rID: 8860
Published: 4th Mar 2010
Last edited: 10th May 2020
Tag: carotid
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