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Case report


Intrapetrous Anastomosis between the Internal Jugular Vein and the Superior Petrosal Sinus: Cone Beam Computed Tomography Incidental Finding.

Ilson SepúlvedaThomas SchmidtEnrique Platín
ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepcion, Chile, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Finis Terrae University School of Dentistry, Santiago, School of Medicine, University of Concepcion, Concepción, Chile, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Date of Submission: 06-Jun-2015, Date of Acceptance: 12-Aug-2015, Date of Web Publication: 31-Aug-2015.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ilson Sepúlveda

Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepcion, San Martin AV, nº 1436, Concepción, Chile.
E-mail: isepulvedaguilar@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ilson Sepúlveda

Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepcion, San Martin AV, nº 1436, Concepción, Chile.
E-mail: isepulvedaguilar@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.163990 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


This is a case report of a 62-year-old male who presented to the Ear, Nose, and Throat clinic for a follow-up exam for hearing loss stemming from a fall from a horse in his infancy. A Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) examination revealed an intrapetrous communication between the internal jugular vein bulb and the superior petrosal sinus. Three-dimensional bone and soft tissues volume renderings were generated to demonstrate this incidental anatomical variant.
Keywords: Anastomosis, Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Jugular, Petrosal, Sinus, Vein

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