The carotid web: a developmental anomaly of the brachiocephalic system

Ann Vasc Surg. 1987 Dec;1(5):595-7. doi: 10.1016/S0890-5096(06)61448-9.


A case of a congenital carotid web is reported. This lesion is believed to be a very rare anomaly of carotid development. The embryologic development of the brachiocephalic arteries is discussed. Anomalies of the brachiocephalic arteries including anomalies of origin from the aortic arch, atresia, and persistent communications between the carotid and vertebral system are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / embryology*
  • Brachiocephalic Trunk / abnormalities*
  • Brachiocephalic Trunk / embryology
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / abnormalities
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / embryology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography