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BRACHIOCEPHALIC TRUNK

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BRACHIOCEPHALIC TRUNK

1. Arises from the arch of the aorta, left of midline.
2. Runs up, crosses trachea, passes behind the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ).
3. No branches other than rare thyroidea ima a.
4. Terminates into right CCA + SCA behind the right SCJ.

RELATIONS
4. Termination of left BCV lies in front.
5. Trachea lies behind.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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