Unusual Origin of the Arteries in the Carotid Triangle of the Neck: A Case Report and Literature Review

Rao, Mohandas KG and Rao, Asutosh S (2009) Unusual Origin of the Arteries in the Carotid Triangle of the Neck: A Case Report and Literature Review. The Open Anatomy Journal, 1. pp. 24-27.

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Abstract

Though the variations in the carotid arteries and their branches are common in the carotid triangle, it is important for the clinicians, surgeons and the radiologists to be aware of all possible variations of these arteries. A case of abnormal origin of 2 important arteries encountered during routine dissection of carotid triangle of the neck is reported. The superior thyroid artery that normally originates form the external carotid was seen to originate from the common carotid artery and the superior laryngeal artery was arising from the external carotid artery instead of the superior thyroid artery. Further, a detailed literature review was done and the surgical, radiological and clinical importance of the case was discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Superior thyroid artery, superior laryngeal artery, external carotid artery, common carotid artery, carotid triangle, arterial variations in the neck.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 06:45
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 06:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2195

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