Retropharyngeal carotid artery

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Oropharyngeal pulsatile sensation

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Ecstatic tortuous medialized right common & internal carotid arteries, that promotes focal pharyngeal bulge. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a unilateral tortuous medialized carotid artery. If bilateral, this is known as "kissing carotids."

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 29764
Published: 20th Jun 2014
Last edited: 17th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.