Aortic arch origin of left vertebral artery

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Altered conscious state secondary to subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Variant origin of the left vertebral artery as the third branch of the aortic arch. 

Case Discussion

Origin of the left vertebral artery is classically from the left subclavian artery. However, ~5% of left vertebral arteries will have a variable origin with the most common being as a branch of the aortic arch 1

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Case information

rID: 24291
Published: 5th Aug 2013
Last edited: 23rd May 2020
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