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Persistent proatlantal artery
  1. N. A. Hutchinson,
  2. J. D. R. Miller
  1. Division of Neurology, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
  2. The Department of Radiology, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta


    A case of persistent proatlantal artery is described and the developmental anatomy reviewed. This vessel, arising from the internal carotid artery in the neck, is liable to be confused with the hypoglossal artery, but unlike the latter it forms the vertebral artery outside the skull and enters through the foramen magnum.

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