Carotid Artery Pulsations in Sphenoid Sinus

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Highlights:

  • Dehiscent carotid artery visualized in left aspect of sphenoid sinus.

Keep in Mind/Things to Remember:

  • Blind instrumentation of sphenoid sinus could result in an injury to the carotid.
  • Careful review of preoperative CT scan will identify this anatomic variant.