Aortic arch origin of left vertebral artery
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The left vertebral artery arises as the third branch of the aortic arch.
The left vertebral artery usually arises from the left subclavian artery. In approximately 5% of the population, the left vertebral artery can have a variable origin from the aortic arch 1-3.
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