Optic nerve and chiasma compression by a dolichoectatic internal carotid artery: An unusual type of neurovascular conflict. Value of MR and MRA case report

A. Blandino, M. Longo, F. M. Salpietro, C. Alafaci, C. Narbone, P. Bramanti, I. Pandolfo

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We describe an unusual type of neurovascular conflict between an elongated internal carotid artery and the optic nerve-chiasma complex. The fundamental role of conventional MR and MR angiography in the demonstration of the neurovascular conflict is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998



  • Abnormalities or diseases
  • Carotid arteries
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Neurovascular conflict
  • Optic chiasm
  • Optic nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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