Isolated origin of the left internal carotid artery from the pulmonary artery: Case report

Michael C. Hurley, Pamela H. Nguyen, Arthur J. DiPatri, Ali Shaibani*

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Abstract

The authors describe what is, to their knowledge, the first reported case of the anomalous origin of an internal carotid artery from the pulmonary artery. An otherwise asymptomatic 6-year-old girl, who presented with headaches and hypertension, underwent a comprehensive workup that revealed extensive meningeal and cerebral artery anastomoses to the left internal carotid artery - itself arising from the origin of the left pulmonary artery. This unique anatomical anomaly, caused by a disturbed pattern of aortic arch regression, resulted in a right-to-left vascular shunt into the pulmonary artery and a disturbance of intracranial artery flow patterns, complicating the management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

Keywords

  • Aortic arch
  • Internal carotid artery
  • Pulmonary artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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