Multidetector CT Scan Findings of a Right Aberrant Retroesophageal Vertebral Artery With an Anomalous Origin From a Cervical Aortic Arch.
Summary of "Multidetector CT Scan Findings of a Right Aberrant Retroesophageal Vertebral Artery With an Anomalous Origin From a Cervical Aortic Arch."
Various malformations of the aortic arch and great vessels have been reported in the literature, which reflects the complexity of their embryologic development. Most of them are of incidental finding and remain asymptomatic but can be responsible for respiratory or digestive symptoms and be associated with congenital cardiac diseases. We report the case of a patient presenting a right retroesophageal vertebral artery. This malformation was associated with multiple anomalies of the aortic arch. We report a classification of the most common aortic arch abnormalities by recalling Edwards double aortic arch model and embryologic variants. Here, we report on the rare case of a right retroesophageal vertebral artery. We assimilate this malformation to a vertebral arteria lusoria and attribute it to the lack of caudal migration of the fourth branchial arch, responsible for a left cervical aortic arch with an interruption between the right subclavian and vertebral arteries.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20682530
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.09-2244
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Splitting of the vessel wall in the VERTEBRAL ARTERY. Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the vertebral artery, aneurysm formation, or THROMBOEMBOLISM. Vertebral artery dissection is often associated with TRAUMA and injuries to the head-neck region but can occur spontaneously.
The first branch of the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY with distribution to muscles of the NECK; VERTEBRAE; SPINAL CORD; CEREBELLUM; and interior of the CEREBRUM.
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