A 60 year old male arrived at the emergency department after losing consciousness. CT showed he demonstrated a right hemispheric embolic stroke with a middle cerebral artery distribution. Upon further investigation, the patient was found to have a right common carotid artery aneurysm that extended about 1 cm from the carotid bifurcation into the internal carotid artery. The patient underwent carotid artery reconstruction with the use of his right great saphenous vein.
This case demonstrates an unusual form of cerebral embolization due to a internal carotid artery aneurysm.
Recommended CitationAshley Kanefsky, RDMS, Ashley; McGettigan, Jessica; and Fox, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, Traci B., "Carotid Artery Aneurysm: A Case Study" (2013). Department of Radiologic Sciences Faculty Papers. Paper 6.