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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Most of the blood supply of carotid body originates from external carotid artery through Mayer ligament1.
Patient took a supine position without pillow, and the examination site was deflected to the contralateral side through the head to expose the neck, and bilateral common carotid arteries, carotid bifurcation, internal carotid artery and external carotid artery were carefully explored along the outer edge of the lateral and longitudinal directions through the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital, fast-flow vascular lesions composed of malformed arterial and venous vessels connected directly to one another without an intervening capillary bed.1 They are more common in brain involving or supplied by intracranial vasculature than those formed by branches of external carotid arteries.2 AVM of scalp is a rare lesion which has its abnormal arteriovenous communication within the subcutaneous fatty layer of scalp with the feeding arteries derived from vessels supplying the scalp.
However, remarkable external carotid artery tortuosity is also risky during surgeries conducted in the cervical region.
Finally, sequential right external carotid artery angiogram (Figure 4) revealed the hypertrophied superficial temporal artery supplying the outer portion of the tumor and the hypertrophied right middle meningeal artery feeding the central tumor tissue with early blushing and delayed retention of contrast.
The external carotid and maxillary arteries are the larger vessels in the lateral compartment.
Extracranial carotid system including common carotid, external carotid, and internal carotid arteries of both sides have been evaluated in all patients.
A computerised tomographic angiogram (CTA) was performed and revealed a 6 cm highly vascular tumour splaying the carotid bifurcation with near total encasement of the external carotid artery (ECA) and partial encasement of the internal carotid artery (ICA).
In the study by Mukherjee et alt [7] results indicate that in the common as well as in the internal and external carotid arteries, the intima media thickness is a good predictor of ischaemic stroke similar to our study.