A rare combination of atypical cerebral vascular anatomy

Issam Koleilat, John Eidt

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A 57-year-old woman presented with neurologic deficits consistent with a cerebrovascular accident. Her workup demonstrated the simultaneous occurrence of three uncommon cerebrovascular congenital anomalies in a single patient: (1) persistent trigeminal artery, (2) persistent fetal origin of the posterior cerebral artery and (3) bilateral occurrence of the vertebral arteries terminating in the posterior inferior cerebellar arteries. These persistent fetal cerebrovascular anatomic variants are reviewed and the clinical relevance discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 29 2015



  • Cerebral vascular anatomy
  • fetal cerebral circulation
  • trigeminal artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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