Angiographic findings and clinical implications of persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (Journal article)

Vlychou, M./ Georganas, M./ Spanomichos, G./ Kanavaros, P./ Artinopoulos, C./ Zavras, G. M.


BACKGROUND: The primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare vascular anomaly, which belongs to the group of carotid-basilar anastomosis that may occur in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: Herein is presented a case of a patient with a PHA, who had undergone a cerebral angiography due to investigation of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Additionally, the diagnostic alternatives for detection and assessment of PHA and the spectrum of diseases related to its presence are discussed. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of a persistent PHA can be recognized as an incidental finding in a cerebral angiography without any other clinical implication or may be associated with certain clinical entities such as aneurysm formation and atherosclerotic disease.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/23837
ISSN: 1471-2342
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12877754
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2342/3/2
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