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Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear

Abstract

The knowledge about the aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear is essential for clinicians, because a misdiagnosis of the aberrant ICA could have serious consequences such as excessive aural bleeding during a middle ear surgery. A 38-year-old woman presented with tinnitus and hearing difficulties of the left ear that had started 5 years ago. During otoscopy, an anteroinferior bluish mass was seen in the tympanic space. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a left-side aberrant ICA with bony dehiscence of the carotid canal in the middle ear and a reduced diameter of the tympanic ICA. Herein we report a case of an aberrant ICA in the middle ear. We also review the literature regarding this important vascular anomaly of the temporal bone which may lead to disastrous surgical complications.
Authors:
Roh, Keun Tak; Kang, Hyun Koo [1] 
  1. Dept. of Radiology, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 2014
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Radiological Society (2004); Journal Volume: 71; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: 9 refs, 1 fig
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; AUDITORY ORGANS; CAROTID ARTERIES; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DIAGNOSIS; HEARINGS; NMR IMAGING; SURGERY
OSTI ID:
22327266
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1738-2637; TRN: KR1500654033493
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
page(s) 169-172
Announcement Date:
Apr 30, 2015

Citation Formats

Roh, Keun Tak, and Kang, Hyun Koo. Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.3348/jksr.2014.71.4.169.
Roh, Keun Tak, & Kang, Hyun Koo. Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear. Korea, Republic of. doi:10.3348/jksr.2014.71.4.169.
Roh, Keun Tak, and Kang, Hyun Koo. 2014. "Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear." Korea, Republic of. doi:10.3348/jksr.2014.71.4.169. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.3348/jksr.2014.71.4.169.
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title = {Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear}
author = {Roh, Keun Tak, and Kang, Hyun Koo}
abstractNote = {The knowledge about the aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear is essential for clinicians, because a misdiagnosis of the aberrant ICA could have serious consequences such as excessive aural bleeding during a middle ear surgery. A 38-year-old woman presented with tinnitus and hearing difficulties of the left ear that had started 5 years ago. During otoscopy, an anteroinferior bluish mass was seen in the tympanic space. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a left-side aberrant ICA with bony dehiscence of the carotid canal in the middle ear and a reduced diameter of the tympanic ICA. Herein we report a case of an aberrant ICA in the middle ear. We also review the literature regarding this important vascular anomaly of the temporal bone which may lead to disastrous surgical complications.}
doi = {10.3348/jksr.2014.71.4.169}
journal = {Journal of the Korean Radiological Society (2004)}
issue = {4}
volume = {71}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {2014}
month = {Oct}
}