Title:
Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear: two case reports
Authors:
A. Ciorba, C. Bianchini, R. P. Ortore, R. Bovo and A. Martini
Institutions:
Audiology Department, University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy
Keywords:
Temporal bone; anatomy; internal carotid artery; vascular anomalies
Pages:
191 - 194
Abstract:
Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear: two case reports. Objective : To describe the clinical and radiological features of the vascular anomaly, aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the temporal bone. Methodology: Case reports on two patients. Results and conclusions: Aberrant ICA in the middle ear is a rare congenital abnormality usually identified on a com- puted tomographic scan before beginning middle ear surgery. Misdiagnosis may lead to serious surgical complications such as major bleeding, or even neurological deficit due to endovascular occlusion.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 4th trimester


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Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear: two case reports