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Vol 69, No 4 (2010)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2010-12-01
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery from the arch of the aorta: review of the literature and a case report

V. Jayanthi, Prakash, M. Nirmala Devi, B.S. Geethanjali, T. Rajini
Folia Morphol 2010;69(4):258-260.

open access

Vol 69, No 4 (2010)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2010-12-01
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The present report describes an anomalous case of the left vertebral artery arising from the aortic arch between the left common carotid artery and the left subclavian artery in a male cadaver during dissection in an anatomical laboratory. Aortic origin of the vertebral artery is a rare anatomic variant. Detailed knowledge of anomalous origin is important for patients who undergo four-vessel angiography. Normally, the vertebral artery arises from the first part of the subclavian artery on both sides. We also review the anomalous origin of the vertebral artery in the literature and discuss its clinical significance. (Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 4: 258-260)

Abstract

The present report describes an anomalous case of the left vertebral artery arising from the aortic arch between the left common carotid artery and the left subclavian artery in a male cadaver during dissection in an anatomical laboratory. Aortic origin of the vertebral artery is a rare anatomic variant. Detailed knowledge of anomalous origin is important for patients who undergo four-vessel angiography. Normally, the vertebral artery arises from the first part of the subclavian artery on both sides. We also review the anomalous origin of the vertebral artery in the literature and discuss its clinical significance. (Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 4: 258-260)
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Keywords

anatomy; cadaver; review; dissection

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Title

Anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery from the arch of the aorta: review of the literature and a case report

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 69, No 4 (2010)

Pages

258-260

Published online

2010-12-01

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2010;69(4):258-260.

Keywords

anatomy
cadaver
review
dissection

Authors

V. Jayanthi
Prakash
M. Nirmala Devi
B.S. Geethanjali
T. Rajini

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