Cadaveric findings of persistent fetal trigeminal arteries.

Academic Article


  • Persistence of fetal intracranial arteries is rare. We review this anatomical literature regarding the persistence of the trigeminal artery and discuss the findings in two cadaveric cases both found to harbor this vessel. This anomaly should be considered by the clinician and anatomist who view imaging of the skull base. Additionally, the relationships between such an artery and other structures within the cavernous sinus should be understood by the neurosurgeon who operates in this region, e.g., transsphenoidal approaches to the skull base.
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    Published In

  • Clinical Anatomy  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Aged, Basilar Artery, Cadaver, Carotid Arteries, Cavernous Sinus, Cerebral Arteries, Female, Fetus, Humans, Male, Neurosurgical Procedures, Skull Base, Trigeminal Ganglion
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 16052570
  • Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Shoja MM; Salter EG; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 367
  • End Page

  • 370
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4