Congenital absence of Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) is a rare disorder. This anomaly may be an isolated entity or may be associated with other organ, or system anomalies (1). Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK) is a congenital mal-development in which the renal cortex is replaced by numerous cysts of multiple sizes. Urologic and non-urologic anomalies may accompany MCDK (2). In this paper, we detail a case of congenital agenesis of ICA and the existence of MCDK. To our knowledge, this is the first of such a case to be reported regarding the co-occurrence of ICA agenesis and MCDK.
Internal carotid artery, agenesis, carotid canal
OVALI, GÜLGÜN YILMAZ; TARHAN, SERDAR; BAYINDIR, PETEK; POLAT, MUZAFFER; and AKIL, İPEK
"Co-occurrence of internal carotid artery agenesiswith multicystic dysplastic kidney,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 39:
5, Article 23.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol39/iss5/23