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Angiographic findings and clinical implications of persistent primitive hypoglossal artery.

Vlychou M, Georganas M, Spanomichos G, Kanavaros P, Artinopoulos C, Zavras GM - BMC Med Imaging (2003)

Bottom Line: BACKGROUND: The primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare vascular anomaly, which belongs to the group of carotid-basilar anastomosis that may occur in adults.Additionally, the diagnostic alternatives for detection and assessment of PHA and the spectrum of diseases related to its presence are discussed.CONCLUSIONS: The presence of a persistent PHA can be recognized as an incidental finding in a cerebral angiography without any other clinical implication or may be associated with certain clinical entities such as aneurysm formation and atherosclerotic disease.

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Affiliation: Department of Interventional Radiology, KAT Hospital, 2 Nikis str, Athens, Greece. mvlychou@hol.gr

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: The primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare vascular anomaly, which belongs to the group of carotid-basilar anastomosis that may occur in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: Herein is presented a case of a patient with a PHA, who had undergone a cerebral angiography due to investigation of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Additionally, the diagnostic alternatives for detection and assessment of PHA and the spectrum of diseases related to its presence are discussed. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of a persistent PHA can be recognized as an incidental finding in a cerebral angiography without any other clinical implication or may be associated with certain clinical entities such as aneurysm formation and atherosclerotic disease.

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CT scan of the patient after the submission to the hospital, which demonstrates the SAH.
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Figure 1: CT scan of the patient after the submission to the hospital, which demonstrates the SAH.

Mentions: A 51-year old man admitted to the emergencies of our Hospital, due to an episode of loss of consciousness. The chest X-ray (CXR), electrocardiogram (ECG) and first laboratory findings were normal and his medical history was remarkable for arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and cigarette smoking. The patient underwent an unenhanced emergency cranial CT scan during the first hour of his admission, which revealed moderate subarachnoid hemorrhage (Fig. 1). The patient recovered completely after some hours and scheduled for a cerebral digital subtraction angiography, in order to exclude the presence of an aneurysm or an arteriovenous malformation.


Angiographic findings and clinical implications of persistent primitive hypoglossal artery.

Vlychou M, Georganas M, Spanomichos G, Kanavaros P, Artinopoulos C, Zavras GM - BMC Med Imaging (2003)

CT scan of the patient after the submission to the hospital, which demonstrates the SAH.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: CT scan of the patient after the submission to the hospital, which demonstrates the SAH.
Mentions: A 51-year old man admitted to the emergencies of our Hospital, due to an episode of loss of consciousness. The chest X-ray (CXR), electrocardiogram (ECG) and first laboratory findings were normal and his medical history was remarkable for arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and cigarette smoking. The patient underwent an unenhanced emergency cranial CT scan during the first hour of his admission, which revealed moderate subarachnoid hemorrhage (Fig. 1). The patient recovered completely after some hours and scheduled for a cerebral digital subtraction angiography, in order to exclude the presence of an aneurysm or an arteriovenous malformation.

Bottom Line: BACKGROUND: The primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare vascular anomaly, which belongs to the group of carotid-basilar anastomosis that may occur in adults.Additionally, the diagnostic alternatives for detection and assessment of PHA and the spectrum of diseases related to its presence are discussed.CONCLUSIONS: The presence of a persistent PHA can be recognized as an incidental finding in a cerebral angiography without any other clinical implication or may be associated with certain clinical entities such as aneurysm formation and atherosclerotic disease.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Interventional Radiology, KAT Hospital, 2 Nikis str, Athens, Greece. mvlychou@hol.gr

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: The primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare vascular anomaly, which belongs to the group of carotid-basilar anastomosis that may occur in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: Herein is presented a case of a patient with a PHA, who had undergone a cerebral angiography due to investigation of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Additionally, the diagnostic alternatives for detection and assessment of PHA and the spectrum of diseases related to its presence are discussed. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of a persistent PHA can be recognized as an incidental finding in a cerebral angiography without any other clinical implication or may be associated with certain clinical entities such as aneurysm formation and atherosclerotic disease.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus