external carotid artery

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Synonyms for external carotid artery

the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head

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It is able to detect plaque at the bifurcation of the internal and external carotid arteries, and is used to define vascular anatomy proximal and distal to a stenotic plaque.
The reduction in both the incidence and the volume of new ischemic lesions, as well as this 6 month data showing minimal restenosis concern, and 100% patent internal and external carotid arteries, indicates that the therapeutic benefits of the CGuard(TM) MicroNet technology may extend well beyond the acute procedural period.
The MRA images revealed bilateral persistent type 2 proatlantal arteries (Figure 1b, short white arrows) originating from the bilateral external carotid arteries (Figure 1a, long white arrows) and eventually contributing to and forming the vertebrobasilar circulation (Figure 1a, 1b, yellow arrows).
1) The carotid body is the most common site for these tumours to arise, and these carotid body tumours characteristically splay the internal and external carotid arteries.
Trauma to the face, neck, and scalp can result in damage to branches of the external carotid arteries that cannot be controlled by direct pressure alone.
The mid and distal portions of the common carotid artery, carotid bulb, and the proximal portions of the internal and external carotid arteries were systematically examined manually in short-axis and long-axis views.
Type III The cyst passes between the internal and external carotid arteries and extends to the pharngeal wall.