Bicarotid Trunk in the Domestic Cat

  title={Bicarotid Trunk in the Domestic Cat},
  author={S. More and A. Watson and L. Stein},
The origin of the pair of common carotid arteries in the cat is inadequately described, and there are conflicting accounts in English veterinary anatomy textbooks published in the USA. We found one‐quarter of 40 adult domestic cats dissected had a bicarotid trunk (5 female, 5 male). When present, the bicarotid trunk arose from the brachiocephalic trunk approximately midway between the expected origins of the more frequently independently arising left and right common carotid arteries, and on… Expand
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