Bovine arch

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah
CT

Common origin of brachiocephalic trunk and left common carotid artery = bovine arch.

CT

Common origin of brachiocephalic trunk and left common carotid artery = bovine arch.

Case Discussion

This is a common variation of "normal" aortic arch anatomy, found in ~15% of people. The term bovine arch is a misnomer since this arrangement is not the typical finding in cattle.

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Case information

rID: 37147
Case created: 27th May 2015
Last edited: 22nd Sep 2015
Systems: Vascular, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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