Bilateral tortuous vertebral arteries

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Routine MRI for suspected disc disease.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

Bilateral coiling of the VAs at the same level (C4 in this case) with enlarged transverse foramina.

Case Discussion

This is a known vascular anomaly and not ectasia or elongation due to increased flow or hypertension. It rarely causes any problems1.

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Case information

rID: 19070
Case created: 4th Aug 2012
Last edited: 14th Oct 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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