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Vol. 5, No. 1, 1971
Issue release date: 1971
Eur Neurol 1971;5:34–48

On the Clinical Significance of the Primitive Trigeminal Artery

A Study of Seven Cases

Renier W.O. · Hommes O.R.
Department of Neurology (Head: Prof. J. J. G. Prick), Catholic University, Nijmegen

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The clinical syndrome and the arterio-graphical findings in seven patients with a primitive trigeminal artery are described. The primitive trigeminal artery is associated with other congenital anomalies, usually of the vascular system. A large primitive trigeminal artery can be associated with hypoplastic vertebral arteries and absence of posterior communicating arteries. In such cases the brainstem circulation may depend on the primitive trigeminal artery. The clinical significance of such a situation is discussed.

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Authors’ address: Dr. W. O. Renier; Dr. O. R. Hommes, Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

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Published online: January 22, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 15

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European Neurology

Vol. 5, No. 1, Year 1971 (Cover Date: 1971)

Journal Editor: Bogousslavsky, J. (Montreux)
ISSN: 0014–3022 (print), 1421–9913 (Online)

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