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Carotid rete mirabile is a normal collateral network between the external carotid artery (ECA) and internal carotid artery (ICA) in cats, goats, sheep, pigs and so on.1 2 However, in humans, carotid rete mirabile with segmental agenesis of ICA is a rare condition, and in particular the concurrence of rete miramile in the carotid and vertebrobasilar circulation systems is extremely rare.2 3
A 45-year-old female was admitted to Department of Neurology presenting a dull and pressing-type headache. CT angiography of the head revealed several arterial connections from the ECA to the carotid …
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