Bilateral occipital infarcts associated with carotid atherosclerosis and a persistent hypoglossal artery.

@article{Conforto2007BilateralOI,
  title={Bilateral occipital infarcts associated with carotid atherosclerosis and a persistent hypoglossal artery.},
  author={Adriana Bastos Conforto and Murilo Barcelos de Souza and Paulo Puglia and F{\'a}bio Iuji Yamamoto and Cl{\'a}udia da Costa Leite and Milberto Scaff},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={364-7}
}
The persistent hypoglossal artery (PHA) is the second most common persistent embryological carotid-basilar connection and usually represents an incidental finding in cerebral arteriograms. The hypoglossal artery connects the primordial carotid artery with the longitudinal neural arteries, which later form the basilar artery. The PHA leaves the internal carotid artery as an extracranial branch, enters the skull through the anterior condyloid foramen, the hypoglossal canal and joins the caudal… CONTINUE READING
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