Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2019, Page: 8-11
Clinically Relevant Variations in the Branching Pattern of Arch of Aorta - Research Article
Shakthi Kumaran Ramasamy, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry, India
Chitra Ramasamy, Anatomy, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India
Received: Feb. 7, 2019;       Accepted: Mar. 13, 2019;       Published: Jun. 29, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20190501.12      View  29      Downloads  7
Anatomical variations in the branching pattern of arch of aorta are significant for diagnostic, surgical, and interventional procedures of the thorax and neck and the aim of the study is to analyze the anatomical variations in the branching pattern of arch of aorta. The purpose of this study is to review the anatomical variations in branching pattern of arch of aorta in fifty adult human cadavers (M: 42, F: 8) dissected in the department of anatomy, Siddhartha medical college, Vijayawada for five consecutive years from 2013 to 2017. The three branches of the arch of aorta were normal in 41 cadavers in the present study. In 9 cadavers, the variations were observed. In five male cadavers and in a female cadaver, the two branches of arch of aorta were the common trunk of brachiocephalic trunk and left common carotid artery and the left subclavian artery. In two male cadavers, the branches were four including the origin of left vertebral artery from arch of aorta. In a female cadaver, the three branches of arch of aorta were as follows: common trunk of brachiocephalic trunk and left common carotid artery, the left vertebral artery and the left subclavian artery. Head and neck surgeons and interventional radiologists should be aware of aortic arch variations. Computerized tomography angiography is a reliable imaging method for demonstrating anatomical features and variations of the arch of aorta.
Arch of Aorta, Brachiocepalic Trunk, Left Common Carotid Artery, Left Subclavian Artery, Left Vertebral Artery
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Shakthi Kumaran Ramasamy, Chitra Ramasamy, Clinically Relevant Variations in the Branching Pattern of Arch of Aorta - Research Article, International Journal of Clinical and Developmental Anatomy. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 8-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20190501.12
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