Neuroanatomical Articles

Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 73-77

First online:

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

  • J. LangAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, University of Würzburg

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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 artery variations hypoglossal nerve variations