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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Neither defendant admitted throwing the fatal punch which ruptured his vertebral artery and led to bleeding on the brain.
Stone, who now has three adopted sons, suffered searing pain because of a ruptured vertebral artery.
Doctors discovered his vertebral artery had been severed and he had suffered 'the equivalent of a stroke' and was hospitalised for two days.
However, vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an uncommon and potentially devastating condition with an estimated annual incidence of 1-1.
Internal carotid artery and vertebral artery dissections have been implicated as the cause of 20% of strokes occurring in patients younger than 45 years.
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) performed on day 3 showed severe narrowing and low flow in the intracranial segment of the left distal vertebral artery near the basilar artery (Figure 1e).
Hughes died after his vertebral artery split when hit by the ball, leading to massive bleeding in his brain.
Pakzaban encountered no vertebral artery injuries or dural lacerations.
St Vincent's surgeon Tony Grabs said Phillip died from a rare injury - there have been only 100 documented cases of vertebral artery dissection - which resulted in severe bleeding on the cricketer's brain.
Hospital tests determined the 27-year-old had suffered a tear in the inner lining of the vertebral artery, which supplies blood to the brain.
Vertebral artery injury during posterior craniocervical fusion, which complicates 1.
Offering coverage of revascularization techniques for conditions such as moyamoya disease, recurrent aneurysms, giant aneurysms, vertebral artery insufficiency, and severe stenosis, this volume features some 1,300 figures: color photos with side-by-side detailed line drawings, color paintings, and b&w images.