vertebral artery

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Noun1.vertebral artery - the first branch of the subclavian arteryvertebral artery - the first branch of the subclavian artery; divided into four parts
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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Although, safe and reliable, it is difficult to use in patients with abnormal cervical anatomy as it may lead to injury of the spinal nerves or the vertebral arteries during screw insertion20 which is why we used 3D CT scan for measurement of size and shape of lateral mass preoperatively in all cases.
2) Of those cases, the vast majority involve the internal carotid and vertebral arteries.
MDCT of an aberrant right subclavian artery and of bilateral vertebral arteries with anomalous origins.
Daily neurosonologic monitoring showed enlargement of the hematoma in size and length in both vertebral arteries (Fig.
10) Spontaneous dissection more commonly involves the carotid arteries; (4) however, the vertebral arteries appear more prone to dissection as a consequence of chiropractic manipulation, (11) likely due to their relation to the cervical spine.
Doppler ultrasonography imaging of the carotid and vertebral arteries was normal.
Thrombosed vertebral arteries (2) and internal carotid arteries (2), and type I descending aortic injuries (3) were managed conservatively.
2012) have described that Vertebral Arteries (VA) as the most important of the medium-sized arteries in the body, supplying the hind brain centers that control cardiac and respiratory as well as equilibrium functions.
The most important vascular relationships are the carotid and vertebral arteries located at the level of C7.