Tortuosity of the vertebral artery: An adventitious finding after cervical trauma. A case report

R. W. Lindsey, J. Piepmeier, J. K. Burkus

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Tortuosity of the vertebral artery as rarely been cited as a diagnosis in the literature of orthopaedic surgery, but it is perhaps one of the most common causes of this radiographic defect. The following case is presented to acquaint orthopaedic surgeons with the findings of this lesion and to suggest a practical routine for diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)806-808
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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