Tortuous vertebral artery

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Pain in the right neck an shoulder region. Suspected disc herniation.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

The right vertebral artery forms a coil at the C4/5 level within a widened foramen transversarium.

Case Discussion

Tortuousity of the V2 vertebral artery segment is mostly found at C5/6 or C4/5. On rare occasions, it may lead to neck pain or radicular symptoms1.

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Case Information

rID: 14355
Case created: 17th Jul 2011
Last edited: 8th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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