Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 73–77

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

Neuroanatomical Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01809336

Cite this article as:
Lang, J. Acta neurochir (1990) 106: 73. doi:10.1007/BF01809336


Described are:
  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    Rare anastomoses between the vertebral artery and the PICA.

  4. 4.

    A rare upwards coiling of the PICA and

  5. 5.

    The origin and prevertebral course of the vertebral arteries.



Vertebral arteryvariationshypoglossal nervevariations

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of WürzburgFederal Republic of Germany