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Absent Intracranial Part of right Vertebral Artery– A Case Report

manickavasuki anaimalai kandavadivelu

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Hypoplasia or Absence of intracranial part of vertebral artery is a rare congenital anomaly. During routine dissection in the department of Anatomy, PSG IMS &R, Coimbatore, absence of right intracranial part of Vertebral artery was observed. In this study, Embryological explanation and clinical significance of absent Vertebral artery was explained.


Absent Vertebral artery, Posterior inferior cerebellar artery, Longitudinal neural arch artery, Trigeminal artery, Hypoglossal artery.

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