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IJHSR. 2015; 5(6): 667-672

Anomalous Aortic Origin of Left Vertebral Artery- A Case Report.

Megha Rapotra, Joseph Abraham, Anshu Sharma.

Aim: The anatomical and morphological variation of origin and course of prevertebral segment of vertebral artery is necessary for cardiothoracic surgeries and endovascular interventions.
Materials and Methods: Present variation was found in formalin fixed adult cadaver in department of Anatomy, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh during routine dissection of thorax.
Results: Normally vertebral artery arose from subclavian artery. In present case left vertebral artery was arising from arch of aorta between left common carotid and left subclavian artery.
Conclusion: An understanding of variability of vertebral artery remains most important in angiography and surgical procedures in thorax, head and neck regions.

Key words: Arch of aorta (AOA), Brachiocephalic trunk (BCT), Common carotid artery (CCA) Left vertebral artery (LVA), Right vertebral artery (RVA), Vertebral artery (VA), Subclavian artery (SA).

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