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Concomitant dual origin and fenestration of the left vertebral artery resembling dissection.
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PMID:  20041064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Dual origin and fenestration of the vertebral artery (VA) are very rare anomalies. Understanding of these variations, however, is important because they can be misdiagnosed as a VA dissection. A 42-year-old woman presented with motor weakness and sensory disturbance of the right upper extremity. Radiologic evaluations showed ectatic change in the right VA and an arteriovenous fistula between the right VA and the vertebral vein. We decided on endovascular occlusion of the proximal right VA and its fistulous portion. During the endovascular procedure, we had misunderstood the dual origin and fenestration of the VA as a dissection. Thus, failure to recognize these anomalies might result in unnecessary anticoagulation or therapeutic intervention. Clinicians should be alert to such VA variations when making a diagnosis and when planning any intervention or surgery involving the proximal VA.
Dae-Won Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1598-7876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-30     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-500     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
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