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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79--81

Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery associated with lower basilar artery aneurysm: Diagnosis and clinical implications


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil V Furtado
Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bangalore - 560 066
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.48809

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An elderly male was evaluated for subarachnoid hemorrhage and found to have a persistent primitive hypoglossal artery with its associated abnormal posterior fossa circulation and a lower basilar artery aneurysm. Angiography findings are described and are corroborated with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Its surgical and clinical relevance are discussed.






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