High brachiocephalic artery: CT appearance and clinical implications

Pierre D. Maldjian, Muhamed Saric, Steve C. Tsai

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We present a case of a high brachiocephalic artery extending as far superiorly as the thyroid gland. Recognition of this rare anomaly is necessary to avoid potential catastrophic hemorrhage or other complications during percutaneous and surgical procedures on the trachea and neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Anomalous brachiocephalic artery
  • Brachiocephalic artery
  • Innominate artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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