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Persistent vestige of dorsal ophthalmic artery: a case report
  1. Nitin Agarwal1,
  2. Priyanka L Singh1,
  3. Reza J Karimi1,
  4. Chirag D Gandhi1,2,
  5. Charles Joseph Prestigiacomo1,2,3
  1. 1Department of Neurological Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  2. 2Department of Radiology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  3. 3Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles J Prestigiacomo, 90 Bergen Street, Suite 8100, PO Box 1709, Newark, NJ 07101-1709, USA; c.prestigiacomo{at}umdnj.edu

Abstract

A rare case of a persistent dorsal ophthalmic artery is reported. An elderly woman presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage and hydrocephalus. A CT angiogram revealed findings consistent with a small aneurysm and the presence of a dorsal ophthalmic artery. This was confirmed with catheter diagnostic angiography. The radiological findings, embryology and anatomy of these dual ophthalmic arteries are discussed.

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