Congenital absence of the external carotid artery: Atherosclerosis without a bifurcation

Heron E. Rodriguez, M. Firdos Ziauddin, Francis J. Podbielski, Joseph R. Durham, Elizabeth T. Clark

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with congenital absence of the external carotid artery in whom we performed a carotid endarterectomy. The radiographic features and operative findings are presented. Four similar cases previously reported in the literature are reviewed. A comment on the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis at the carotid bulb in the absence of a bifurcation and a brief discussion on the possible embryologic explanation of this anomaly are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Rodriguez, H. E., Ziauddin, M. F., Podbielski, F. J., Durham, J. R., & Clark, E. T. (2002). Congenital absence of the external carotid artery: Atherosclerosis without a bifurcation. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 35(3), 573-575. https://doi.org/10.1067/mva.2002.118812