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Anatomical variations of the posterior circulation: case reports and a review of literature.
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PMID:  22893996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
INTRODUCTION: The intracranial vascular anatomical variations, although rare, represent a interesting field of research, since many anomalous variants are possible and in most cases they remain asymptomatic. The capability of the cerebral circulation to adapt to several flow changes is confirmed by the fact that in several cases these anatomical variation compensate for an eventual unsuccessful development of the normal circulation, expecially in the posterior section of cerebral circulation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive review of PubMed literature was performed and three clinical cases have been analyzed.
RESULTS: Several angiographic and MR-angiography reports have been evaluated, regarding general and specific anatomical variants of the posterior circulation.
DISCUSSION: Although rare, the anatomical variations of the posterior intracranial circulation represent an interesting field of investigation in order to achieve a better comprehension of the embryological development of the circulatory system.
Arturo Consoli; Matteo Cuccuini; Francesca Lorenzini; Andrea Bianchi; Giulia Grazzini; Giulia Scarpini; Ilaria Vitali; Alessandro Lacono; Valentina Mangiafico; Giannantonio Pellicanò; Leonardo Capaccioli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of anatomy and embryology = Archivio italiano di anatomia ed embriologia     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1122-6714     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Anat Embryol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612303     Medline TA:  Ital J Anat Embryol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.
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