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 OJCD  Vol.6 No.3 , September 2016
Rupture of a True Aneurysm of the Posterior Meningeal Artery at Its Anomalous Origin from the Internal Carotid Artery: Case Report
Abstract: The posterior meningeal artery (PMA) usually originates from the third segment of the vertebral artery. Many variations in its origin and course have been observed; however, as far as we know, the association of true aneurysm of the PMA and its anomalous origin from the internal carotid artery has not been reported previously. We reported the case of a 59-year-old woman who suddenly presented a loss of consciousness without head trauma, computed tomography (CT) revelated intracerebellous hematoma associated with a subarachnoid hemorrhage of the posterior cerebral fossa. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a true aneurysm of the PMA which originated from the internal carotid artery.
Cite this paper: Tadili, J. , Billah, N. , Fikri, M. , El Hassani, M. , Nassar, I. , Kettani, A. and Faroudi, M. (2016) Rupture of a True Aneurysm of the Posterior Meningeal Artery at Its Anomalous Origin from the Internal Carotid Artery: Case Report. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 6, 36-41. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2016.63007.
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