Bovine arch

Case contributed by David Cuete
Diagnosis certain

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old

CTA Chest


 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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