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Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-09-20
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A rare variation of the inferior alveolar artery with potential clinical consequences

Khaki AA, Tubbs RS, Shoja MM, Shokouhi G, Farahani RM
Folia Morphol 2005;64(4):345-346.

open access

Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-09-20
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Variations of the inferior alveolar artery are seemingly quite rare, especially with regard to its origin from the maxillary artery. We present an unusual case of an inferior alveolar artery that originated from the external carotid artery. To the best of our knowledge, our case is one of only two reports of the inferior alveolar artery arising from the external carotid artery. The clinician who deals with the mandibular region should be aware of such a variation in the arterial architecture.

Abstract

Variations of the inferior alveolar artery are seemingly quite rare, especially with regard to its origin from the maxillary artery. We present an unusual case of an inferior alveolar artery that originated from the external carotid artery. To the best of our knowledge, our case is one of only two reports of the inferior alveolar artery arising from the external carotid artery. The clinician who deals with the mandibular region should be aware of such a variation in the arterial architecture.
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Keywords

maxillary; external carotid; mandible

About this article
Title

A rare variation of the inferior alveolar artery with potential clinical consequences

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 4 (2005)

Pages

345-346

Published online

2005-09-20

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(4):345-346.

Keywords

maxillary
external carotid
mandible

Authors

Khaki AA
Tubbs RS
Shoja MM
Shokouhi G
Farahani RM

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