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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2015 Aug;73(2):124-126. English. Case Report.
Choi KH , Baek HJ , Jung HK .
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Agenesis of the common carotid artery (CCA) is a rare congenital anomaly. We presented a rare case of unilateral congenital absence of the right CCA with separate origins of the ipsilateral internal and external carotid arteries from the brachiocephalic artery. Further, we reviewed the embryological mechanism and clinical importance of this anomaly.

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