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Case report


Bronchial artery arising from the left vertebral artery: case report and review of the literature

Timothy J AmrheinCharles KimTony P SmithL Washington
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808 DUMC, Durham, NC
Date of Submission: 02-Dec-2011, Date of Acceptance: 13-Dec-2011, Date of Web Publication: 24-Dec-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Timothy J. Amrhein

Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710.
E-mail: timothy.amrhein@duke.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Timothy J. Amrhein

Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710.
E-mail: timothy.amrhein@duke.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.91135 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Knowledge of bronchial artery anatomy, including the possible locations of anomalous origin, is essential for complete catheter directed embolization for massive hemoptysis. Undetected anomalous bronchial arteries can be a source of failed bronchial artery embolization. We report a case of a common trunk bronchial artery arising from the left vertebral artery and review standard and variant bronchial artery anatomy.
Keywords: Anomalous, CT Angiography, Aberrant, Bronchial Artery, Embolization

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