Unilateral Triplication of Superior Cerebellar Artery Associated with Fetal Posterior Cerebral Artery: Case Report

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Acta Medica International,2015,2,1,158-159.
Published:January 2015
Type:Case Report

Unilateral Triplication of Superior Cerebellar Artery Associated with Fetal Posterior Cerebral Artery: Case Report

Zenteno M,1 Moscote-Salazar LR,2 Alvis-Miranda HR,3 Rojas A,4 Lee A5
 

1Marco Zenteno, MD, Professor de terapia endovascular neurológica, Departamento de Terapia Endovascular Neurológica, Instituto Nacional
de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Unidad Vascular, Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal,

2Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, MD, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

3Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda, MD, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

4Alejandro Rojas, MD, Departamento de Terapia endovascular neurológica, Instituto Nacional
de Neurologíay Neurocirugía; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, México DF, México,

5Ángel Lee, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán; Unidadd Vascular cerebral, Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal, Mexico DF, Mexico

Abstract:

Introduction: Superior cerebellar artery is the most constant among the cerebellar arteries and is almost always present, sometimes it can be double, and more rarely, triple. Methods: We report the case of a 72-yr male patient who came to hospital in whom cerebral angiography was performed because of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Results: cerebral angiography showed the unusual presence of an embryonic right posterior cerebral artery, associated with triplication of the right superior cerebellar artery. Conclusion: The tripling of the SCA is seen in only 7% of angiographic abnormalities and rarely is associated with posterior communicating artery aneurysms and embryonic posterior cerebral artery, as in our case.

Syngo iFlow of the vertebrobasilar axis in the early arterial phase, showing a right SCA triplication.