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Tortuosity of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, posterior inferior cerebellar artery, basilar artery, or vertebral artery can compress the facial nerve at the root exit zone, resulting in unilateral spasms.
Among the vascular causes, ischemic stroke in the territory of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery is known to be the leading cause of acute audiovestibular loss [3, 4].
Associated aplasia of other vessels was related to the left ICA in 3 cases [56, 81], to the PCoA in 8 cases, 4 times on the left side [47, 60, 74, 75] and bilaterally in 4 cases [48, 52, 63, 79], to the left anterior inferior cerebellar artery (associated with the left PCoA aplasia) in one case [75], to the right anterior cerebral artery in one case [65], and to the left common carotid artery (CCA) simultaneously with subclavian artery (SA) in one case [81].

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