cavernous part of internal carotid artery

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cav·ern·ous part of in·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·ter·y

the more tortuous portion of the internal carotid artery that traverses the cavernous sinus; it has numerous small branches.
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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.
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