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Flashcards in Vertebral Artery Deck (12):
1

The vertebral artery on which side is typically larger

Left vertebral artery

2

What is the gender bias regarding size of the vertebral artery

men have larger vertebral arteries than women

3

What was the name of the physical exam used to determine vertebral artery patency

the vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency test

4

Which side artery was tested during the course of the vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency exam

the ipsilateral artery on the side of rotation

5

What are the symptoms of failure of the vertebral artery to compensate during vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency exam

dizziness, vertigo, nausea are common complaints

6

the vertebral artery is typically a branch of which artery

subclavian artery

7

At what location will the vertebral artery form its first compensatory loop

atlato-axial interspace

8

At which location will the vertebral artery form its second compensatory loop

the atlanto-occipital interspace

9

At what segments will the vertebral artery be firmly attached to the transverse foramen

both C1 and C2

10

What is the purpose of the vertebral artery loops between C1, C2, and the occiput

the increased length will accommodate the greater rotation at these locations

11

What happens to the vertebral artery after it enters the subarachnoid space at C1

the vertebral artery ascends along the medulla oblongata to the pontine-medullary junction where the right and left arteries unite to form the basilar artery

12

What artery is formed by the union of the right and left vertebral arteries

basilar artery