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Neurovascular relationship between abducens nerve and anterior inferior cerebellar artery

A.F. Esmer, T. Sen, B. Bilecenoglu, E. Tuccar, A. Uz, S.T. Karahan
Folia Morphol 2010;69(4):201-203.

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Vol 69, No 4 (2010)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2010-12-01
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

We aimed to study the neurovascular relationships between the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) and the abducens nerve to help determine the pathogenesis of abducens nerve palsy which can be caused by arterial compression. Twenty-two cadaveric brains (44 hemispheres) were investigated after injected of coloured latex in to the arterial system. The anterior inferior cerebellar artery originated as a single branch in 75%, duplicate in 22.7%, and triplicate in 2.3% of the hemispheres. Abducens nerves were located between the AICAs in all hemispheres when the AICA duplicated or triplicated. Additionally, we noted that the AICA or its main branches pierced the abducens nerve in five hemispheres (11.4%). The anatomy of the AICA and its relationship with the abducens nerve is very important for diagnosis and treatment. (Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 4: 201-203)

Abstract

We aimed to study the neurovascular relationships between the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) and the abducens nerve to help determine the pathogenesis of abducens nerve palsy which can be caused by arterial compression. Twenty-two cadaveric brains (44 hemispheres) were investigated after injected of coloured latex in to the arterial system. The anterior inferior cerebellar artery originated as a single branch in 75%, duplicate in 22.7%, and triplicate in 2.3% of the hemispheres. Abducens nerves were located between the AICAs in all hemispheres when the AICA duplicated or triplicated. Additionally, we noted that the AICA or its main branches pierced the abducens nerve in five hemispheres (11.4%). The anatomy of the AICA and its relationship with the abducens nerve is very important for diagnosis and treatment. (Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 4: 201-203)
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Keywords

abducens nerve palsy; neuroanatomy; vascular compression

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Title

Neurovascular relationship between abducens nerve and anterior inferior cerebellar artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 69, No 4 (2010)

Pages

201-203

Published online

2010-12-01

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2010;69(4):201-203.

Keywords

abducens nerve palsy
neuroanatomy
vascular compression

Authors

A.F. Esmer
T. Sen
B. Bilecenoglu
E. Tuccar
A. Uz
S.T. Karahan

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