Type of Article : Case Report
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Page No. 861-864
Date of Publication: 28-02-2015
ANOMALOUS LEFT VERTEBRAL ARTERY FROM ARCH OF AORTA: A THOUGHT FOR SURGEONS?
Deepa Somanath *1, Shivali Srivastava 2.
*1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, India.
2 Post Graduate Student, Dept. of Anatomy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, India.
Address: Dr. Deepa Somanath, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Madagadipet, Puducherry- 605 107, India.
Arterial variations in the branching pattern of arch of aorta are uncommon and may occur as a result of developmental changes in the fusion and absorption of various pharyngeal arch arteries into the aortic sac. The present case report describes a finding in a male cadaver aged between 60- 65 years about the origin of left vertebral artery directly from the arch of aorta. Such variations should be kept in mind during surgical procedures in the superior mediastinum.
KEYWORDS: Left vertebral artery, Arch of aorta, Arch artery, Anomaly.
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Deepa Somanath, Shivali Srivastava. ANOMALOUS LEFT VERTEBRAL ARTERY FROM ARCH OF AORTA: A THOUGHT FOR SURGEONS?. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(1):861-864. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.102