, Volume 106, Issue 1-2, pp 73-77

About a very rare variation of the course and width of the vertebral arteries and the hypoglossal nerve

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Summary

Described are:

  1. A very thin intracisternal part of the vertebral artery (0.9 mm).

  2. A very rare course of the vertebral artery (dorsal to the hypoglossal nerve).

  3. Rare anastomoses between the vertebral artery and the PICA.

  4. A rare upwards coiling of the PICA and

  5. The origin and prevertebral course of the vertebral arteries.

This paper is dedicated to my dear friend Professor Dr. sc. med. Dr. med. dent. Gert-Horst Schumacher, Director of the Department of Anatomy of the University of Rostock, on occasion of his 65th birthday.