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 computed 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.

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

CIORBA, Andrea;BIANCHINI, Chiara;ORTORE, Rocco Pio;BOVO, Roberto;MARTINI, Alessandro
2007

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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 computed 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.
Ciorba, Andrea; Bianchini, Chiara; Ortore, Rocco Pio; Bovo, Roberto; Martini, Alessandro
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