Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
August 2013 Vol. 2(8), pp. 190-192
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Case Report

Anatomical variation of the origin of the left vertebral artery-A case Report

Chohan MS1* and Qurrait-ul-ain2

1Assistant professor of Anatomy, King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Professor of Anatomy, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore-Pakistan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: chohanshahzad@hotmail.com

Accepted 01 September, 2013

Abstract

This article describes a case of unusual origin of left vertebral artery from the arch of aorta as a case report. This variation was found in one of the cadavers at the department of Anatomy, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore. Pakistan.  During routine dissection of anadult male cadaver, in the region of superior mediastinum and neck, we observed an atypical origin of left vertebral artery from the arch of aorta.

Keywords: Arch of aorta, left vertebral artery, variation

 

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