Fenestrated Vertebral Artery in A Routine Cadaveric Dissection

Authors

  • Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Erica Barnes University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Faviola Laureano-Torres University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Adrian Felciano Muniz University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Emmanuel Morales Monsanto University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Darimar Loubriel University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Emilio Aguinaldo University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Abayomi Gbolahan Afolabi Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Thomas McCracken Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.563

Keywords:

Vertebral artery, Transverse foramina, fenestrated, Suboccipital triangle

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anomalies associated with the vertebral arteries are relatively rare. The vertebral arteries arise from the first part of the Subclavian artery and pass through the transverse foramina of C6 through C1.
CASE PRESENTATION: However, in this article, we describe a unique variation in the anatomical orientation of the right vertebral artery during a routine cadaveric neck dissection where the right vertebral artery gives an oblique branch from the extradural segment (C2) forming a fenestrated Vertebral artery.
CONCLUSION: Despite the lack of established clinical significance, multiple co-morbid vascular malformations are yet associated with the Vertebral artery fenestration with a possibility of iatrogenic injuries if not taking into cognisance.

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Published

2019-07-09

How to Cite

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Fakoya AOJ, Barnes E, Laureano-Torres F, Felciano Muniz A, Morales Monsanto E, Loubriel D, Aguinaldo E, Afolabi AG, McCracken T. Fenestrated Vertebral Artery in A Routine Cadaveric Dissection. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Jul. 9 [cited 2022 Oct. 1];7(13):2154-6. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.563

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