bovine aortic arch
bovine aortic archA term of art for the most common anatomic variation of the arteries that arise from the aortic arch. In the usual configuration, the arch gives rise to:
(1) Brachiocephalic trunk (innominate artery);
(2) Left common carotid artery;
(3) Left subclavian artery.
In the bovine aortic arch, the brachiocephalic trunk and the carotid artery share a common origin
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