Bovine aortic arch

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Aortic angiography.

Bovine Aortic Arch

DSA (angiography)

The left common carotid artery arises at the point where the innominate artery arises.

Case Discussion

A bovine arch is to the most common variant of the aortic arch, where the brachiocephalic (or innominate) artery shares a common origin with the left common carotid artery, i.e. the left common carotid artery arises at the point where the innominate artery arises.

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