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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In one case the external carotid artery was divided inadvertently while dissecting the tumor with harmonic scalpel.
(5) Consideration for preoperative embolization is recommended for hyper-vascular tumors >3-4 cm with at least 50% of blood supply from accessible branches of the external carotid artery, in eloquent locations and with extensive calcifications.
Computed tomography angiography (CTA): Three-dimensional reconstruction of the carotid artery and three-dimensional integrated reconstruction revealed that the tumor was supplied by the bilateral external carotid artery and its branches.
The sternocleidomastoid artery is one of the five branches of the superior thyroid artery which is a branch of the external carotid artery. It can be identified because it is the only branch of the superior thyroid artery that courses laterally [4].
The scalp derives its blood supply mainly from the four superficial branches of the external carotid artery, the superficial temporal, angular, occipital, and posterior auricular arteries, and the supraorbital and supratrochlear branches of the internal carotid.
Multiple vascular-like structures having the same diameter of the internal jugular vein and external carotid artery were visualised (Figures 1 and 2).
Caption: Figure 4: TOF-MRA axial source image for the right internal carotid (ICA) and external carotid artery (ECA).
Intraoperatively, the mass was found to be supplied by several small vessels from the external carotid artery but without any attachment to the arterial walls (Figure B), consistent with a Shamblin Class 1 carotid body tumor.
The external carotid artery supplies the structures in neck, face, skull, tongue and cheeks.
Also the stylo-carotid syndrome is an entity of Eagle syndrome in which the internal or external carotid artery along with their peri-vascular sympathetic fibres are compressed by the enlarged/calcified styloid process.
Post-ganglionic sympathetic fibres responsible for facial sweating follow the external carotid artery to the sweat glands of the face.