Hemifacial spasm patient with ipsilateral total absence of common carotid artery, vertebral artery and aneurysm of the contralateral internal carotid artery

@article{Xie2010HemifacialSP,
  title={Hemifacial spasm patient with ipsilateral total absence of common carotid artery, vertebral artery and aneurysm of the contralateral internal carotid artery},
  author={Tao Xie and Xiao-biao Zhang and Qui-Ping Li and Wei Zhu and H Zhou and Ye Gu},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={707-710}
}
We present a case of a 45-year-old male patient with left hemifacial spasm for 6 years. Magnetic resonance tomographic angiography confirmed that there were small vessels adjacent to the left facial nerve root entry zone, but the left internal carotid artery (ICA) was absent. Magnetic resonance angiography using three-dimensional time of flight technique showed the absence of the left ICA and vertebral artery, But the presence of a 6-mm aneurysm in the bifurcation of the right internal carotid… CONTINUE READING

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