common carotid artery

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Noun1.common carotid artery - runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteriescommon carotid artery - runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries
arteria carotis, carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
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Ecograf Performance Ultrasound Stay Servant, High Performance Transthoracic and Transesophageal Exams Designed, Adult Cardiovascular System and Carotid Vessels, Spine and Limb 4.
She underwent surgical excision of the mass, without trauma to the carotid vessels and care was taken to identify the Hypoglossal and vagus nerves.
The manual image acquisition of carotid vessels was obtained before the automatic measurement of the intima-media using QIMT (Quality Intima Media Thickness) software, integrated into the instrument provided (Esaote MyLab 30 CV); QIMT software, using the RF (Radio Frequency Data Processing) signal in real-time, ensures high accuracy of a few [micro]M, making it the method of choice for early detection of atherosclerosis.
Group I: tumours are relatively small with minimal attachment to the carotid vessels, and surgical excision can be performed safely.
Secondly, the available literature has also highlighted racial and ethnic variations in the measures of carotid vessels and their dimensions leading to variable vessel's intima media thickness readings 9,10.
Because of its location close to the carotid vessels and cranial nerves X through XII, tumor enlargement can cause progressive symptoms such as dysphagia, odynophagia, hoarseness, or cranial nerve deficits.