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Vol 66, No 2 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery: an incidental autopsy finding and its significance in clinical practice

G.K. Paraskevas, P.Ph. Tsitsopoulos, B. Papaziogas, S. Spanidou
Folia Morphol 2007;66(2):143-147.

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Vol 66, No 2 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PPHA) is a recognised, albeit infrequent, intracranial vascular anomaly usually detected during angiography. Its presence is associated with an increased incidence of aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and ischaemic stroke. A unique case of PHHA discovered during autopsy is described. Additionally, the significance of PPHA in neuroscience is discussed in detail.

Abstract

Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PPHA) is a recognised, albeit infrequent, intracranial vascular anomaly usually detected during angiography. Its presence is associated with an increased incidence of aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and ischaemic stroke. A unique case of PHHA discovered during autopsy is described. Additionally, the significance of PPHA in neuroscience is discussed in detail.
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Keywords

persistent primitive hypoglossal artery; cadaveric finding; cerebrovascular disease

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Title

Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery: an incidental autopsy finding and its significance in clinical practice

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 2 (2007)

Pages

143-147

Published online

2007-03-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(2):143-147.

Keywords

persistent primitive hypoglossal artery
cadaveric finding
cerebrovascular disease

Authors

G.K. Paraskevas
P.Ph. Tsitsopoulos
B. Papaziogas
S. Spanidou

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