| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Editorial Office |  
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 45(5); 2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2009;45(5): 297-299.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2009.45.5.297
Anomalous Variations of the Origin and Course of Vertebral Arteries in Patients with Retroesophageal Right Subclavian Artery.
Young Don Kim, Hyung Tae Yeo, Young Dae Cho
1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. aronnn@empal.com
We present two rare cases of anomalous vertebral artery (VA) with retroesophageal right subclavian artery. One patient had a right VA arising from the right common carotid artery (CCA), and a left VA originating from the third branch off the aorta. Both VAs ascended anteriorly to the transverse foramen of C5 to C6 vertebra and entered the transverse foramen of C4. The other patient had a right VA arising from the right CCA and entering the transverse foramen of C5. The presence of anomalous variations of the origin and course of vertebral artery might have serious implications in angiographic and surgical procedures, and it is of great importance to be aware of such a possibility.
Key Words: Subclavian artery; Vertebral artery; Variations
Editorial Office
#402, 27 Chilparo, Jung-gu, Seoul 04511, Korea
TEL: +82-2-525-7552   FAX: +82-2-525-7554   E-mail: kns61@neurosurgery.or.kr
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © Korean Neurosurgical Society.                 Developed in M2PI
Close layer
prev next