Neurological Emergencies

Case report: a Persistent Primitive Hypoglossal Artery Arising From the External Carotid Artery Associated with an Aneurysm

He S, Russin J, Adamczyk P, Amar A, Giannotta S, Mack W.

World Neurosurgery. 2013

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Key Findings

Take home 1

Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare

Take home 2

The first case of a PHA originating from the external carotid artery associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage

Take home 3

Imaging studies suggest a 26% prevalence of intracranial aneurysms in patients with PHAs

Take home 4

A persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) is a rare congenital caroticobasilar anastomosis

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