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Internal carotid agenesis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Agenesis of the internal carotid artery
  • Internal carotid artery agenesis
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What causes internal carotid agenesis?

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.[1]
Last updated: 3/17/2011

References
  1. 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.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Agenesis of the internal carotid artery
  • Internal carotid artery agenesis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.