external carotid artery

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Noun1.external carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the headexternal carotid artery - 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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Keywords: Common carotid artery, External carotid artery, Internal carotid artery, Polytetrafluoroethylene.
Although SLNB was effective, the procedure can increase the risks due to the proximity to the carotid artery, external vein, and other vessels.