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Case Report

Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 292-296

An Unusual Origin of Brachiocephalic and Left Common Carotid Arteries as a Common Trunk from the Arch of Aorta: A Case Report

Jyoti Umarji1, Uma B Gopal2, Srikanth Vislavath1

1Post Graduate Scholar, 2Professor Department of Rachana Sharir,
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Corresponding Author: Jyoti Umarji


The variations in branching pattern of arch of aorta are likely to occur as a result of the altered development of certain branchial arch arteries during the embryonic period. The incidence of origin of left common carotid artery and brachiocephalic artery from a single trunk is estimated as 7.2-21%. This kind of variations in branching pattern may present with non-specific symptoms such as dyspnoea, dysphagia, intermittent claudication. This case highlights about Brachiocephalic and left common carotid artery arose from a common trunk on the arch of the aorta in a male cadaver. The knowledge of such variations are important for interventional radiologist and surgeons to perform safe and effective thoracic surgeries.

Key words: Arch of aorta, Brachiocephalic, Left common carotid artery, Common trunk.

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