Unusual aortic arch variation: distal origin of common carotid arteries.

@article{Nelson2001UnusualAA,
  title={Unusual aortic arch variation: distal origin of common carotid arteries.},
  author={Marita L Nelson and Chad Sparks},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={62-5}
}
As part of a larger study, the aortic arch and its branches were removed en bloc at autopsy from men of Japanese ancestry born in Hawaii. Of the 193 arterial trees examined, 182 (94.3%) had a typical branching pattern (e.g., brachiocephalic trunk, left common carotid, and left subclavian arteries, in that order). Two specimens had only two branches arising from the aortic arch, a common trunk uniting the brachiocephalic and left common carotid arteries and a left subclavian artery. Nine… CONTINUE READING

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