brachiocephalic artery


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brachiocephalic artery

n.
An artery that arises from the arch of the aorta and divides into the right subclavian and right carotid arteries. Also called brachiocephalic trunk, innominate artery.
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In the upper extremities, these areas include the subclavian vein at the costoclavicular junction and the left brachiocephalic vein as it crosses a relatively fixed, pulsatile fulcrum of brachiocephalic artery and aorta.
Computed tomography angiography of the aorta and its branches revealed nonspecific aortoarteritis characterized by diffuse wall thickening with significant luminal narrowing involving brachiocephalic artery, bilateral common carotid artery, internal carotid artery, and bilateral subclavian arteries.