Ann Med Med Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Incidental Internal Carotid Dolichoectasia: Case Report

Farzaneh Ghazi Sherbaf1,2, Meisam Hossein Yazdi1 and Fariba Zarei1*

1Department of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

*Correspondance to: Fariba Zarei 

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Cerebral arterial dolichoectasia is an uncommon vascular disorder, which is mostly diagnosed incidentally. However, some patients present with deleterious vascular events or various clinical pictures of mass effect resulting from pressure by the large and tortuous artery. There is still no consensus guideline for the treatment or follow up of these patients, especially those who are
asymptomatic. This angiopathy mostly affects the vertebrobasilar system and the carotid involvement is therefore, under represented and less addressed in the literature. Here, we present an incidental finding of dolichoectasia of the supraclinoid portion of the right internal carotid in a 60 year old woman with chronic hypertension, diagnosed by MR angiography.


Dolichoectasia;Internal carotid; Vasculopathy;MR angiography


Sherbaf FG, Yazdi MH, Zarei F. Incidental Internal Carotid Dolichoectasia: Case Report. Ann Med Medical Res. 2020;3:1024..

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