Foramen Transversarium Enlargement Caused by Vertebral Artery Tortuosity: Diagnosis with Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Angiography

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    Abstract

    A markedly enlarged foramen transversarium was discovered incidentally on a cone-beam computed tomography scan of a 72-year-old male patient who was referred for dental implant placement. Further evaluation with magnetic resonance angiography revealed that the foramen enlargement was caused by a tortuosity in the course of the vertebral artery. This case report highlights the importance of recognizing significant incidental findings on diagnostic images and the potential need for additional imaging as part of the complete interpretative process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalImaging Science in Dentistry
    Volume51
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2021

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    Copyright © 2021 by Korean Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

    Keywords

    • Cervical Vertebrae
    • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
    • Magnetic Resonance Angiography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
    • General Dentistry
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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