✓ The carotid artery (CA) dural ring is an important structure in aneurysm surgery of the paraclinoid region. The authors used three-dimensional computerized tomography (3D-CT) angiography to study the CA dural ring.
Three-dimensional computerized tomography angiography was performed in patients with cerebral aneurysms and other cerebrovascular diseases. The paraclinoid segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) was examined by the shaded surface reconstruction method on targeted 3D-CT angiography. The concavity was recognized in the paraclinoid segment of the ICA. The relationship between the concavity and the dural ring was investigated with anatomical studies and surgical findings.
In anatomical studies, the concavity in the paraclinoid segment of the ICA on 3D-CT angiography coincided with the level of attachment of the dural ring. Using 3D-CT angiography, it is possible to identify the location of the dural ring in patients being considered for aneurysm surgery.