external carotid


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Noun1.external carotid - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the headexternal carotid - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head
arteria carotis, carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
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39) These include: distal external carotid artery ethmoidal perforators to the ophthalmic artery, superficial temporal artery to the middle cerebral artery, middle meningeal artery to the ophthalmic artery, and occipital artery to the vertebral artery (Figure 7).
1) The rich blood supply to this muscle and to the auricle is largely derived from perforating branches of the posterior auricular artery, which is a branch of the external carotid artery.
Flow reversal is achieved at the treatment site by selectively occluding common carotid and external carotid artery blood flow.
The distal margin is defined by the tip of the flow divider separating the diverging internal carotid artery (ICA) and external carotid artery.
Type III: Located between internal carotid and external carotid artery.
The styloglossus muscle arises from the anterior and lateral surface of the styloid process near the apex and descends forward between the branches of the internal and external carotid arteries.
A subsequent carotid ultrasound/Doppler study showed normal right common (Figure 1), internal (Figure 2), and external carotid arteries.
After conventional disinfection, an anterior midline incision was made, and the left CCA and internal and external carotid arteries were isolated.
0 cm inferior to the angle of the mandible) & posterior to the C3 and C4 vertebral bodies, separate and distinct from other radiopaque structures and at the bifurcation of the Internal and External Carotid Arteries.
The tract crosses superiorly--lateral to the common carotid artery, the glossopharyngeal nerve, and the hypoglossal nerve--and it lies between the internal and external carotid arteries.
The scanning started at distal end of common carotid artery, crotch of common carotid artery, and originated sites of internal carotid artery and external carotid artery, the scanning durations for each slice T1W, T2W, and PDW were 22, 28, and 38 s, respectively, 4-8 slices were scanned, 60 slices were scanned for 3D-TOF for 2 min and 28 s.
This report describes concomitant presence of arterial variations in the upper limb and a unilateral variation of right external carotid artery.