Abnormal origin of the vertebral artery from the common carotid artery

Chi Jen Chen, Li Jen Wang, Yon Cheong Wong

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Abstract

An abnormal origin of the vertebral artery from the common carotid artery (VA-CC) may occur on the right or left side with different embryonic mechanisms. We describe a patient with a double developmental anomaly, a right VA-CC and a right aortic arch. The rotation of the aortic arch caused a 'twist' of the embryonic mechanisms of VA-CC and misdirected the differential diagnosis of the embryonic mechanisms at first glance. We discuss the pivotal points in differentiating the embryonic mechanisms of VA-CC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1414-1416
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume19
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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