Carotid string sign resulting from an aberrant branch of the internal carotid artery

A. J. Brooks, G. M. Behm, B. T. Baxter, T. G. Lynch

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Branches of the extracranial internal carotid artery are very rare. A case is reported wherein an aberrant artery originated from the bulb of the internal carotid artery (ICA) approximately 2 cm from the bifurcation. The ICA was occluded distal to the branch's origin. Arteriography in this case gave the appearance of a carotid 'string sign'. Vascular surgeons and radiologists should be aware of this anomaly when interpreting carotid arteriograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1998



  • Carotid artery
  • Carotid artery diseases
  • Endaterectomy
  • Internal radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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