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Vol 82, No 4 (2023)
Case report
Submitted: 2022-09-16
Accepted: 2022-12-06
Published online: 2022-12-22
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A rare occurrence of persistent hypoglossal artery and its clinical significance

S. Yasin1, R. Tasdemir2, O. F. Cihan3
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Pubmed: 36573367
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Folia Morphol 2023;82(4):953-956.
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  1. Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
  2. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep Islam, Science and Technology University, Gaziantep, Turkey
  3. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

open access

Vol 82, No 4 (2023)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2022-09-16
Accepted: 2022-12-06
Published online: 2022-12-22

Abstract

Persistent hypoglossal artery (PHA) is an embryological vascular variation mostly
originating from the internal carotid artery. The presence of PHA has been associated
with the incidence of some diseases such as cerebral ischaemia, atherosclerosis,
and aneurysm. Here, a very rare case of PHA that was discovered incidentally by
digital subtraction angiography in Turkey is reported. Endovascular stenting was
not performed for this patient. Also, its clinical importance is discussed.

Abstract

Persistent hypoglossal artery (PHA) is an embryological vascular variation mostly
originating from the internal carotid artery. The presence of PHA has been associated
with the incidence of some diseases such as cerebral ischaemia, atherosclerosis,
and aneurysm. Here, a very rare case of PHA that was discovered incidentally by
digital subtraction angiography in Turkey is reported. Endovascular stenting was
not performed for this patient. Also, its clinical importance is discussed.

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Keywords

persistent hypoglossal artery, digital subtraction angiography, rare variation, vertebrobasilar insufficiency

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Title

A rare occurrence of persistent hypoglossal artery and its clinical significance

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 82, No 4 (2023)

Article type

Case report

Pages

953-956

Published online

2022-12-22

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438

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2022.0105

Pubmed

36573367

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Folia Morphol 2023;82(4):953-956.

Keywords

persistent hypoglossal artery
digital subtraction angiography
rare variation
vertebrobasilar insufficiency

Authors

S. Yasin
R. Tasdemir
O. F. Cihan

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