Internal carotid artery atherosclerosis

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis certain


Old woman had a heat CT brain for trauma.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Annotated image

Atheromatous calcifications of ICA. 

Case Discussion

Internal carotid artery (ICA) calcifications are occasionally noted on CT images of the brain and temporal bone. In adults it have been correlated with increased incidence of hypercholesterolemia, cardiac disease, diabetes and carotid stenosis. This segment on images is C4, also knows as cavernous segment.

See also Intracranial arterial calcification.

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