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Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Unilateral agenesis of the facial artery with compensation by a giant transverse facial artery

R. Shane Tubbs, E. George Salter, W. Jerry Oakes
Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):226-228.

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Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

During routine dissections carried out in the course of our medical gross anatomy work, an unusual structure was found unilaterally on the left side of an adult male cadaver. Upon investigation, this was determined to be a hugely dilated transverse facial artery. Also noted was the complete absence of the ipsilateral facial artery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of complete agenesis and not simply diminution of the facial artery with compensatory enlargement of the transverse facial artery.

Abstract

During routine dissections carried out in the course of our medical gross anatomy work, an unusual structure was found unilaterally on the left side of an adult male cadaver. Upon investigation, this was determined to be a hugely dilated transverse facial artery. Also noted was the complete absence of the ipsilateral facial artery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of complete agenesis and not simply diminution of the facial artery with compensatory enlargement of the transverse facial artery.
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Keywords

face; blood supply; anomaly; variation

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Title

Unilateral agenesis of the facial artery with compensation by a giant transverse facial artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)

Pages

226-228

Published online

2005-06-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):226-228.

Keywords

face
blood supply
anomaly
variation

Authors

R. Shane Tubbs
E. George Salter
W. Jerry Oakes

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