Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Strokes Based on Variant Vascular Anatomy of the Posterior Circulation: Clinical Deficits and Imaging Territories

Melissa M. Chen, Stephen R. Chen, Pedro Diaz-Marchan, Donald Schomer, Vinodh A. Kumar

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Abstract

We report imaging findings of 3 patients with anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) infarcts who presented with atypical clinical findings of cerebellar strokes. AICA strokes are rare, and diagnosis can be difficult because of the high variability of the posterior circulation vascular anatomy. We describe the embryology and variant anatomy of AICA so that clinicians can understand and recognize the patterns of these infarcts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e59-e64
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AICA
  • cerebellum
  • ischemia
  • posterior circulation
  • variant vascular anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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