Unilateral high origin of facial artery associated with a variant origin of the glandular branch to the submandibular gland

Rao, Mohandas KG and Rodrigues, Vincent and Shajan, Koshy and Krishnasamy, Narendiran and Radhakrishnan, Arul Moli (2009) Unilateral high origin of facial artery associated with a variant origin of the glandular branch to the submandibular gland. International Journal of Anatomical Variations , 2. pp. 136-137. ISSN 1308-4038

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Abstract

The variations in the carotid arteries and their branches are common in the anterior triangle of the neck. However, variations in the origin of facial artery and its branches given in the digastric triangle are not very common. A case of high origin of facial artery and abnormal origin of the glandular branch to submandibular gland encountered during routine dissection of anterior triangle of the neck is reported. The facial artery was arising from the external carotid artery deep in the digastric triangle and the glandular branch to submandibular gland was also arising from the external carotid artery about 1 cm below the origin of facial artery in the digastric triangle. Further, the surgical, importance of the case was discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: [facial artery] [external carotid artery] [glandular branch to submandibular gland] [digastric triangle][sialoadenectomy]
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Maleka
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 04:12
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2012 04:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2124

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