Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

NEURORADIOLOGY
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 225--227

Case report: Thrombosed giant cavernous carotid artery aneurysm secondary to cervical internal carotid artery dissection: An unusual entity


Sachin S Baldawa1, Hima Pendharkar2, Girish R Menon1, Suresh R Nair1 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Department of Imaging Science and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Girish R Menon
Department of Neurosurgery, SCTIMST, Trivandrum - 695 011, Kerala
India

Spontaneous thrombosis of a giant intracranial aneurysm with parent artery occlusion is known. The exact mechanism is however unclear and various theories have been proposed. We present an unusual case of an angiographically documented cervical internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection, which led to total occlusion of the ICA distal to the dissected site, with acute cessation of forward blood flow. This resulted in acute upstream thrombosis of the giant cavernous carotid artery aneurysm and an acute cavernous sinus syndrome-like presentation.


How to cite this article:
Baldawa SS, Pendharkar H, Menon GR, Nair SR. Case report: Thrombosed giant cavernous carotid artery aneurysm secondary to cervical internal carotid artery dissection: An unusual entity.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2011;21:225-227


How to cite this URL:
Baldawa SS, Pendharkar H, Menon GR, Nair SR. Case report: Thrombosed giant cavernous carotid artery aneurysm secondary to cervical internal carotid artery dissection: An unusual entity. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];21:225-227
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