Intercavernous connection between the internal carotid arteries

Case report

R. Shane Tubbs M.S., P.A.-C., Ph.D.1, Andrew J. DeNardo M.D.2, and Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol M.D., M.Sc.2
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  • 1 Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama; and
  • | 2 Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Intercavernous communication between the left and right internal carotid arteries is an uncommon entity. The authors report a case involving a pediatric patient who was found to have such a vascular anomaly. Such variations should be known by the neurosurgeon so as to avoid misdiagnosis and potential iatrogenic injury.

Abbreviation used in this paper:

ICA = internal carotid artery.

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Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to: Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, M.D., M.Sc., Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery, 1801 North Senate Boulevard, Suite 610, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. email: acohenmd@gmail.com.
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