Acta Medica Iranica 1999. 37(4):220-222.

A VARIATION IN THE COURSE OF THE HUMAN VERTEBRAL ARTERY: ANATOMICAL AND CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
M. Akbari, H. Marzban M. Toback

Abstract


 The macroscopic study of 31 adult cadavers proved a variation to Matula and Lang's study. In 2 cases (6.4%) a prevertebral segment ran up to Cy in one of which (3.2%) the middle cervical ganglion was pierced. This, we believe, is significant not only in diagnosis but also in surgical and endovascular treatment.

Keywords


Prevertebral, artery, cadaver,

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