Occlusion of an 'accessory' distal anterior cerebral artery during treatment of anterior communicating artery aneurysms. Report of two cases

K. Gibbons, L. N. Hopkins, R. C. Heros

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Two cases are presented in which clip occlusion of a third distal anterior cerebral artery segment occurred during treatment of anterior communicating artery aneurysms. Case histories, angiograms, operative descriptions, and postmortem findings are presented. The incidence of this anomalous vessel is reviewed. Preoperative and intraoperative vigilance in determining the presence of this anomaly prior to clip placement is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes



  • aneurysm
  • anterior cerebral artery
  • anterior communicating artery
  • clipping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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