Bilateral arch origin of the vertebral arteries

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A case of bilateral anomalous origins of the vertebral arteries (VAs) is reported. Both VAs arose directly from the aortic arch between the left common carotid artery and the left subclavian artery. The possible embryologic mechanism and clinical importance of this previously unreported variant are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-458
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 3 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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