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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 24-30

Vertebral Artery: Normal Anatomy and Variations on Digital Subtraction Angiography

Dr. Gorky Medhi1, Dr. Hima Pendharkar2

1MD, DM (Neuro Imaging & Interventional Radiology), Department of Interventional Radiology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok. 737102
2Additional Professor, Department of Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Hosur road, Bangalore.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Gorky Medhi


Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is an imaging modality that is widely used not only to diagnose / confirm but also to treat various vascular pathologies. Knowledge of normal anatomy and variations of neck vessels is of utmost importance to perform any neurovascular diagnostic or interventional procedure for obvious reasons. Here we discuss about some variations of vertebral artery incidentally detected during routine DSA at our institute along with its significance and embryological basis.

Key words: DSA, Variations, Vertebral artery

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