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Fenestration of the vertebral artery

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 65-year-old
Gender: Male

CTA Head and Neck - selected images

Incidental finding of fenestration of the distal (V4) left vertebral artery.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates an anatomical variant with no clinical significance. It could be hard to interpret the findings only on the axial planes. Fenestration is the division of lumen of the vessel into two separate and parallel channels which rejoin distally. 

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Case information

rID: 45324
Published: 21st May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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