cavernous part of internal carotid artery

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the more tortuous portion of the internal carotid artery that traverses the cavernous sinus; it has numerous small branches.
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As expected, the trigeminal artery runs along the trigeminal nerve connecting the cavernous carotid artery to the basilar system (Figure 1c, 1d).
Most commonly, these occur in the facial arterial or at the cavernous carotid artery, due to the prevalence of facial and skull base injury, respectively.
Although CT can clearly identify bony defects with the aid of a bone algorithm, it cannot as easily distinguish herniating brain tissue from mucosal thickening, a retention cyst, or a potential aneurysm of a dehiscent cavernous carotid artery.