Type of Article : Original Research
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1525-1528
Date of Publication: 30-11-2015
ORIGIN OF THE LEFT COMMON CAROTID ARTERY FROM THE BRACHIOCEPHALIC ARTERY
Moono Silitongo *1,2, Kasonde Bowa 2, Elliot B. Kafumukache 3, Krikor Erzingatsian 4.
*1 Post Graduate Student, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of
Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
2 Department of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine, Copper Belt University, Nodola, Zambia.
3 Head of Dept., Dept. of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
4 Professor, Dept. of Surgery and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
Address: Dr. Moono Silitongo, University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, P.O. Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia.
Anatomical variations in the origin of the branches of the arch of the aorta are frequent. In this case report the left common carotid artery arose as a branch from the brachiocephalic artery. The left common carotid artery arose at a distance 11mm from the arch of the aorta and had an internal diameter of 9mm.
KEY WORDS: Aortic Arch, Brachiocephalic Artery, Left Common Carotid Artery, Variation.
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Moono Silitongo, Kasonde Bowa, Elliot B. Kafumukache, Krikor Erzingatsian. ORIGIN OF THE LEFT COMMON CAROTID ARTERY FROM THE BRACHIOCEPHALIC ARTERY. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(4):1525-1528. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.203