Common origin of the innominate and left common carotid arteries

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Trauma

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Gender: Male

This single coronal view shows a common origin of the innominate and left common carotid arteries.

Case Discussion

A common origin of the innominate and left common carotid arteries is a common variant in great vessel anatomy. It has been called a "bovine arch", but some feel this is a misnomer since cows do not actually have this vascular configuration 1.

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Case information

rID: 38541
Case created: 23rd Jul 2015
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2015
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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