Bovine arch

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old

CTA Chest

Modality: CT

 Computed tomography shows a common origin of the Innominate Artery and left common Carotid Artery. Presence of aortic atherosclerosis, no other significant tomographic abnormalities are observed.

Case Discussion

The term “bovine arch” is widely used to describe a common anatomic variant of the human aortic arch pattern and consist in a common origin of the innominate artery and left common carotid artery

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Case Information

rID: 26807
Case created: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 15th Mar 2016
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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