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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Variations of CCA are clinically important in a number of surgical procedures including ligation of external carotid artery, intra-arterial administration of chemotherapeutic agents, interpretation of digital subtraction angiography, and during radical neck dissection (Gluncic et al.
The extensive arterial anastomotic network of the terminal branches of the external carotid artery.
Arteriographie grading system of Suzuki and Takaku (1) Grade Definition I Narrowing the apex of the ICA * II Incipient moyamoya vessels III Progressive stenosis of the ICA and intensification of moyamoya vessels IV Development of collaterals from the ECA ** V Intensification of ECA collaterals and reduction of moyamoya vessels VI ICA occlusion and disappearance of moyamoya vessels * ICA: internal carotid artery; ** ECA: external carotid artery.
Repair of common carotid artery injury with an external carotid artery flap.
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 internal carotid artery (ICA) supplies blood to the brain, and the external carotid artery (ECA) supplies blood to the face, scalp and skin.
The device is threaded through the common carotid artery and into the external carotid artery.
Since the facial and superficial temporal pulses are a continuation of the external carotid artery, these vessels may also be palpated.
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.
The external carotid artery was patent but failed to contribute collateral flow to the intraccranial circulation.
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.
This is the first report of a reduction in the frequency of grand mal attacks in patients who underwent surgical cauterisation of terminal branches of the external carotid artery to treat their migraine headaches.
Branches from external carotid artery or glomic artery arising at the bifurcation of common carotid artery dominate in the blood supply mode.
This report describes concomitant presence of arterial variations in the upper limb and a unilateral variation of right external carotid artery.