Types of Azygos Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Branching Patterns: Relevance in Aneurysmal Surgery

Abstract

Azygos distal anterior cerebral artery (Az.DACA) is a rare anatomical variant. This variant has been found to be associated with aneurysms in a significant proportion of patients. We present two cases of Az.DACA aneurysms associated with this anatomical variant with different branching patterns and the corresponding technical difficulties in clipping such aneurysms. Aneurysms associated with Az.DACA present unique technical challenges in proportion to the number of branches arising near the neck and should be managed at high volume centres with the best of facilities.

DOI: 10.7759/cureus.681

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@inproceedings{Singh2016TypesOA, title={Types of Azygos Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Branching Patterns: Relevance in Aneurysmal Surgery}, author={Harnarayan Singh and Sivashanmugam Dhandapani and Suresh Naraian Mathuriya}, booktitle={Curēus}, year={2016} }