, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 55–69 | Cite as

Injury of the carotid and vertebral arteries

  • J. M. Davis
  • R. A. Zimmerman
Review Article


A knowledge of the normal anatomy and anatomic relationships of the carotid and vertebral arteries, as well as the biomechanics by which traumatic injury occurs to these vessels, is important both in the interpretation of diagnostic arteriograms and in the clinical assessment of the injured patient.

Key words

Injury, vascular trauma, head and neck stroke arteriovenous malformations pseudoaneurysms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Davis
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. A. Zimmerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentHospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyScripps Memorial HospitalLa JollaUSA

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