Neurological Emergencies

Coincident Intrasellar Persistent Trigeminal Artery and Craniopharyngioma: Case Report and Implications for Transsphenoidal Surgery.

J Seltzer, He S, Shiroishi M, Lucas J, Hwang D, Zada G. Coincident

Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. September 2014.

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Key Findings

Take home 1

persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is the largest and most commonly occurring type of remnant fetal artery

Take home 2

Surgeons performing endonasal skull base operations should be vigilant for the presence of PTAs and related vascular anomalies on MR imaging

Take home 3

We described a craniopharyngioma associated with an adjacent PTA traversing through the sella turcica

Take home 4

PTAs are known tobe associated with a wide range of pathology

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