brachiocephalic artery

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Related to truncus brachiocephalicus: innominate artery

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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Arcus aorta typing, determined by the distance of the point where the truncus brachiocephalicus originates from the arcus aorta to the arcus aorta peak point, is important for intravenous procedures for diagnosis and treatment of supra-aortic and cerebral vessels, which are becoming increasingly more common (10).
Then, blunt dissection was performed and truncus brachiocephalicus was exposed.