Pseudofenestration of the Cervical Internal Carotid Artery: A Pathologic Process that Simulates an Anatomic Variant

Philippe Gailloud, Jeffrey Carpenter, Donald V. Heck, Kieran J. Murphy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Fenestration of the cervical segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is considered an extremely rare anatomic variant, with, to the best of our knowledge, only four cases reported in the literature. We report six angiographic observations of apparent fenestration of the cervical ICA, which we believe are secondary to arterial dissection. We discuss the angiographic appearance of these pseudofenestrations and their potential clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

Cite this