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Diagnosing common carotid artery agenesis using duplex ultrasound.
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PMID:  22262117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The complete absence of a common carotid artery, also known as common carotid artery (CCA) agenesis, is a well-described yet extremely rare congenital anomaly. Most carotid system anomalies are related to origins of the external or internal carotid arteries. All such anomalies are typically asymptomatic unless associated with a concomitant arterial lesion that results in a workup for symptomatic intracerebral pathology or a focal neurological deficit. The literature is scant on the topic, being limited to singular case reports. We report 3 cases of CCA agenesis and provide the readers with insightful data on the available literature.
Authors:
Emily A Wood; Rafael D Malgor; Nicos Labropoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  727-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
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