Intercavernous connection between the internal carotid arteries

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Dec;8(6):625-7. doi: 10.3171/2011.9.PEDS11225.


Intercavernous communication between the left and right internal carotid arteries is an uncommon entity. The authors report a case involving a pediatric patient who was found to have such a vascular anomaly. Such variations should be known by the neurosurgeon so as to avoid misdiagnosis and potential iatrogenic injury.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carotid Artery, Internal / abnormalities*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / pathology
  • Cavernous Sinus / abnormalities*
  • Cavernous Sinus / diagnostic imaging
  • Cavernous Sinus / pathology
  • Central Nervous System Venous Angioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Central Nervous System Venous Angioma / pathology*
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*