Ataxia and vertigo due to anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery.

  title={Ataxia and vertigo due to anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery.},
  author={Roberto Gabrielli and Maria Sofia Rosati},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={58 3},
The origin of anomalies of the left vertebral artery has been previously described. The vertebral artery is a collateral branch of subclavian artery and takes a posterior-vertical course to usually enter into the sixth cervical transverse foramen (88%). We report a case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with syncope and a 30-year history of vertigo during left head rotation. Physical examination showed bilateral vertical nystagmus and ataxia during deambulation with left head rotation. The… CONTINUE READING


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