external carotid artery


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Related to external carotid artery: internal carotid artery, maxillary artery, vertebral 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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Proatlantal intersegmental arteries of external carotid artery origin associated with Galen's vein malformation.
After electrocoagulation and cutting of its branches, the external carotid artery was ligated and cut 2 mm distal to the bifurcation.
For instance the mnemonic to help you remember the eight branches of the external carotid artery (in order starting with the first branch, the superior thyroid artery) goes like this: Sally Ann Likes Flirting On Philadelphia's Main Street.
The left common carotid artery (Figure 3) and external carotid artery (Figure 4) were diffusely small, but with normal Doppler waveforms.
The device is threaded through the common carotid artery and into the external carotid artery.
But in the operation, surgeons had to tie off the external carotid artery because the cancer had wrapped itself around the blood vessel in his neck.
Small balloons on the tip and proximal shaft are inflated in the external carotid artery and the common carotid artery to suspend blood flow during the stenting process.