A rare cause of hyperprolactinemia: persistent trigeminal artery with stalk-section effect


Ekinci G., Baltacioglu F. , Kihc T., Cimsit C., Akpinar I., Pamir N., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, cilt.11, ss.648-650, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s003300000573
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.648-650

Özet

The primitive trigeminal, otic, hypoglossal, and proatlantal intersegmental arteries are fetal anastomoses between the carotid and vertebrobasilar systems, Persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is the most frequent embryonic communication between the vertebrobasilar and carotid systems in adults. We report a case of PTA compressing the left side of the pituitary gland and stark, in a patient with elevated blood prolactin level.