Persistence of the otic artery with neurological sequelae: Case report

R. Shane Tubbs, Martin M. Mortazavi, Andrew J. Denardo, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Persistence of intracranial fetal vasculature may be encountered by the neurosurgeon. Of these, the otic artery is extremely rare and to some, a true case has to date, not been authenticated. We report an adult patient found to harbor an otic artery. Moreover, neurological sequelae of this fetal vascular connection are believed to have occurred. This case and a review of germane literature are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


  • Embryology
  • Fetal circulation
  • Intracranial
  • Neurology
  • Otic artery
  • Persistence
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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