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Neuroradiology

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 138–142 | Cite as

Agenesis of internal carotid artery associated with congenital anterior hypopituitarism

  •  W.-J. Moon
  •  L. Porto
  •  H. Lanfermann
  •  R. Weis
  •  F. Zanella
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Abstract.

We report a rare case of unilateral agenesis of the internal carotid artery in association with congenital anterior hypopituitarism. The collateral circulation is supplied by a transsellar intercavernous anastomotic vessel connecting the internal carotid arteries. These abnormalities are well depicted on MRI and MRA. The agenesis of the internal carotid artery may explain the pathogenesis of some of congenital anterior hypopituitarism.

Arteries Abnormalities and anomalies Internal carotid Artery Pituitary Congenital hypopituitarism 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  •  W.-J. Moon
    • 1
  •  L. Porto
    • 2
  •  H. Lanfermann
    • 2
  •  R. Weis
    • 3
  •  F. Zanella
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, 50 Ilwon-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul 135-230, Korea
  2. 2.Institute of Neuroradiology, University of Frankfurt, Schleusenweg 6, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric Neurology, University of Frankfurt, Schleusenweg 6, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany

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