Kissing carotids

Case contributed by Dr Wael Nemattalla

Case Discussion

Kissing carotids can be found: 

  1. retropharynx
  2. intra-sellar
  3. intra-sphenoid
    1. within sphenoid sinuses
    2. within sphenoid bones

Significance of kissing carotids:

  1. May mimic intra-sellar pathology
  2. Catastrophic if unknown or unreported before transsphenoidal surgery / approach

As such they should be reported. 

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Case information

rID: 10664
Published: 2nd Sep 2010
Last edited: 16th Sep 2015
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