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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The reason for this may lie in the extensive anastomoses that exist between the terminal branches of the external carotid arteries, both ipsilateral and contralateral.
The PPTA in our patient was not only combined with moyamoya disease and fenestration of the basilar artery but also with consolidated symmetrical variations of branches of both external carotid arteries, which has never been reported.
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.
Notably, this mass did not appear to be hypervascular, and it did not displace the internal and external carotid arteries, which would have suggested a carotid-body tumor.
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.
Neurologically he remained completely asymptomatic as regards to the carotid dissections, and repeat CT angiography showed stable dissections with widely patent internal and external carotid arteries.
Usually the carotid bifurcation is enlarged; internal and external carotid arteries are surrounded by the mass.
After the bulb, the CCA terminates as it divides into 2 branches, the internal and external carotid arteries.
The adventitial coat of the internal carotid artery was significantly thicker than those of the common carotid and external carotid arteries, with no significant difference noted between the latter arteries.
The common carotid, proximal internal and external carotid arteries are extracranial vessels.