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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3,4 Despite its ease of application and better biomechanical stability, when compared with other techniques, the main risk remains that of violating the spinal nerve root, vertebral artery, and/or facet joint.
AP view digital subtraction angiography (Figure 4) following injection of the left vertebral artery demonstrates opacification of the left middle cerebral arterial (MCA) system.
Vertebral artery (VA) arises from the superolateral aspect of 1st part of the subclavian artery and takes a vertical posterior course to enter the foramina transversaria of 6th cervical vertebrae.
Craniocervical artery dissection (CCAD) corresponds to a hematoma in the wall of the internal carotid or vertebral artery, and is a major cause of stroke in young and middle aged adults (1).
Neither Donovan, of Childwall, nor Taylor, of Huyton, admitted throwing the punch which ruptured Mr Doyle's vertebral artery, leading to a brain bleed.
Neither Donovan, 30 - a sports-event manager from Childwall - nor Taylor, 29, of Huyton, admitted throwing the fatal punch, which ruptured Doyle's vertebral artery and led to bleeding on the brain.
Although mortality rates for extracranial carotid and vertebral artery dissections are reported to be between 5% and 10%, mortality rates increase to above 70% for intracranial carotid and basilar artery dissections (1).
For the residual tumour which was abutting the vertebral artery, she underwent cyber knife robotic radiosurgery.
Left vertebral artery angiogram showed that the posterior circulation system provided the compensatory blood supply to the anterior circulation through bilateral posterior communicating arteries and distal cortical branches [Figure 1]e.
Seven patients (8%) were treated expectantly; vertebral artery (2), internal carotid artery (2) and descending aortic (3) injuries.