Carotid stenting in the bovine arch

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Dec;60(4):566-9. doi: 10.1002/ccd.10690.


We report our experience in stent-supported angioplasty of the left internal carotid artery in patients with anomalous origin of the left common carotid, the so-called bovine arch, in which the right brachiocephalic and left carotid share a common trunk from the aortic arch. The occurrence of the anatomic variant is discussed, and techniques of femoral, brachial, and radial approaches are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angiography
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Common / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stents*