Non-invasive imaging of aberrant right subclavian artery pathologies and aberrant right vertebral artery

Br J Radiol. 2009 Jan;82(973):73-8. doi: 10.1259/bjr/44929969. Epub 2008 Sep 15.


Here, we review the CT and MR angiography findings of aberrant right subclavian and right vertebral arteries, with emphasis on the differences between these structures. In addition, non-invasive imaging findings of aberrant right subclavian artery pathologies, including arteritis, aneurysm and dissection, are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis
  • Arteritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Subclavian Artery / abnormalities*
  • Subclavian Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vertebral Artery / abnormalities*
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging