Carotid ultrasound features of anomalous left vertebral artery originating from the aortic arch proximal to the left subclavian artery.

@article{Wakita2017CarotidUF,
  title={Carotid ultrasound features of anomalous left vertebral artery originating from the aortic arch proximal to the left subclavian artery.},
  author={Masayuki Wakita and Ran Takei and Fumio Miyashita and Yuki Hamada and Satoshi Ohyama and Hideki Matsuoka and Hiroshi Takashima},
  journal={The neuroradiology journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={168-171}
}
We present three cases of anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery (LVA) detected during the evaluation of stroke. The VA usually enters the transverse foramen of the sixth cervical vertebra (C6), but an anomalous LVA originating from the aorta frequently enters at a higher level. In our series, ultrasound of the LVA showed entry at C4 in two patients… CONTINUE READING