Lower brainstem dysfunction in an infant with persistent primitive trigeminal artery

@article{Okanishi2007LowerBD,
  title={Lower brainstem dysfunction in an infant with persistent primitive trigeminal artery},
  author={Tohru Okanishi and Yoshiaki Saito and Shiho Miki and Jun-ichi Nagaishi and Kousaku Ohno},
  journal={Brain and Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={29},
  pages={189-192}
}
A 6-month-old boy with persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) presented with stridor, dysphagia, delayed motor development and postural neck and shoulder dystonia. Magnetic resonance imaging/angiography and ultrasonography revealed PPTA, with flow from the dilated basilar artery to the right internal carotid artery, lower brainstem compression by the dilated basilar artery, and cerebellar vermis hypoplasia. Evoked potentials showed lower pons and medulla oblongata functional disruption… CONTINUE READING