Brachiocephalic arterial trunk | definition of brachiocephalic arterial trunk by Medical dictionary
brachiocephalic arterial trunk
bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic ar·te·ri·al trunk (brā'kē-ō-se-fal'ik ahr-tēr'ē-ăl trŭngk)
Origin, arch of aorta; branches, right subclavian and right common carotid; occasionally it gives off the thyroidea ima.
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In this patient an echo-Doppler was done on the neck vessels, revealing the absence of the brachiocephalic arterial trunk
, and even being able to individualize the anomalous base of the right subclavian artery in the aortic arch to the left of the left subclavian.