bovine aortic arch

bovine aortic arch

A 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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Carotid Artery Stenting in Patients With Left ICA Stenosis and Bovine Aortic Arch: A Single-Center Experience in 60 Consecutive Patients Treated Via the Right Radial or Brachial Approach.
Multislice computed tomography (MSCT) showed a heavily calcified, tortuous iliofemoral vasculature (minimal lumen diameter (MLD) right: 5.7 mm; left: 5.8 mm), small subclavian arteries (MLD: 4.5 mm), and a bovine aortic arch (Figure 1).
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