Internal carotid artery atherosclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Old woman submitted for a heat CT for trauma.

Modality: CT

parietal 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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Case Information

rID: 13013
Case created: 17th Feb 2011
Last edited: 4th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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