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Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-06-02
Accepted: 2014-07-23
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Persistent trigeminal artery as a rare cause of ischaemic lesion and migraine-like headache

S. Uhlig, J. Kurzepa, E. Czekajska-Chehab, G. Staśkiewicz, M. K. Polar, M. Nastaj, E. Stochmal, A. Drop
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0019
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Pubmed: 25792408
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):133-136.

open access

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-06-02
Accepted: 2014-07-23

Abstract

The persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is a rare remnant of the embryonic intracranial circulatory system that forms a carotid-vertebrobasilar anastomosis. In most cases PTA does not have clear clinical implications. However, some authors report the association of PTA occurrence with vertigo, dizziness and nerve palsy, resulting in diplopia, strabismus or trigeminal neuralgia in patients. In rare cases it may also be related to posterior cerebral circulation strokes. This work reports the case of a female patient who presented with migraine-like headache and an ischaemic lesion in the left temporal lobe in association with PTA.

Abstract

The persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is a rare remnant of the embryonic intracranial circulatory system that forms a carotid-vertebrobasilar anastomosis. In most cases PTA does not have clear clinical implications. However, some authors report the association of PTA occurrence with vertigo, dizziness and nerve palsy, resulting in diplopia, strabismus or trigeminal neuralgia in patients. In rare cases it may also be related to posterior cerebral circulation strokes. This work reports the case of a female patient who presented with migraine-like headache and an ischaemic lesion in the left temporal lobe in association with PTA.

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Keywords

persistent trigeminal artery, migraine-like headache, steal phenomenon, computed tomography angiography, computed tomography angiography

About this article
Title

Persistent trigeminal artery as a rare cause of ischaemic lesion and migraine-like headache

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)

Pages

133-136

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0019

Pubmed

25792408

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):133-136.

Keywords

persistent trigeminal artery
migraine-like headache
steal phenomenon
computed tomography angiography
computed tomography angiography

Authors

S. Uhlig
J. Kurzepa
E. Czekajska-Chehab
G. Staśkiewicz
M. K. Polar
M. Nastaj
E. Stochmal
A. Drop

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