Internal carotid agenesis
Other Names for this Disease
- Agenesis of the internal carotid artery
- Internal carotid artery agenesis
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The cause of this condition is currently unknown. Most of the time, it is thought to occur by chance. However, there have been a few instances where individuals with internal carotid agenesis also had another condition, leading to questions about a possible association between the two.
Last updated: 3/17/2011
- Claros P, Bandos R, GIlea I, Claros Jr A, Capdevila A, Gardia Rodrigues J, Claros A. Major congenital anomalies of the internal carotid artery: agenesis, aplasia and hypoplasia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1999; 49:69-76. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=10428407. Accessed 3/14/2011.