Bovine arch

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Had a stroke. Planned for MR angiography.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Bovine arch

Case Discussion

MR angio of neck vessels reveals "Bovine Arch"

There is a common origin of inominate and left common carotid arteries. this is not a true bovine arch and is rather found in cats.

True Bovine arch has a single branchiocephalic trunk giving off both subclavians and a common bicarotid trunk.

More appropriate proposed names are feline/ Canine/ lapine arch.

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Case information

rID: 13140
Published: 6th Mar 2011
Last edited: 12th Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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