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A 25-year-old female asked:

I had brain mri report in hypoplastic right vertebral artery. it is any danger? i have sever headek with left side chest pain also. i feek head numbesbess . regularly left leg also numbesness waht is the probelm i have

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
This is: a relatively common anatomic variation, present in up to 10% or so of the population. It is generally asymptomatic. There is some evidence to suggest a higher incidence of future posterior circulation stroke.
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