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What is hypoplastic right vertebral artery?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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In brief: Normal variant

Hypoplastic right vertebral artery implies that this artery is very small and its function is taken over by the left vertebral artery.
This is a normal variant and does not cause any problems unless you develop significant blockage in the left vertebral artery such as happens with vertebral artery dissection.

In brief: Normal variant

Hypoplastic right vertebral artery implies that this artery is very small and its function is taken over by the left vertebral artery.
This is a normal variant and does not cause any problems unless you develop significant blockage in the left vertebral artery such as happens with vertebral artery dissection.
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