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Vol 74, No 4 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-11-27
Submitted: 2014-11-04
Accepted: 2014-12-12
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Bilateral lingual–facial trunk: anatomic and clinical implications

T. Troupis, A. Michalinos, J. Kakisis, K. Natsis, G. Sofidis, P. Skandalakis
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0122
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Pubmed: 26620521
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(4):548-551.

open access

Vol 74, No 4 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-11-27
Submitted: 2014-11-04
Accepted: 2014-12-12

Abstract

Common origin of lingual and facial artery is a relatively frequent anatomic varia­tion. Instead, bilateral lingual–facial trunk has been described only sparsely in the literature. In this report authors describe and analyse a case of bilateral common lingual–facial trunk in the context of its anatomical, clinical and embryological implications. We also describe possible consequences in performance of elective and emergent surgical operations and modification in surgical techniques that should be considered. We believe that surgeons should be suspicious for this variation’s existence and keep alternative solutions in their armentarium.

Abstract

Common origin of lingual and facial artery is a relatively frequent anatomic varia­tion. Instead, bilateral lingual–facial trunk has been described only sparsely in the literature. In this report authors describe and analyse a case of bilateral common lingual–facial trunk in the context of its anatomical, clinical and embryological implications. We also describe possible consequences in performance of elective and emergent surgical operations and modification in surgical techniques that should be considered. We believe that surgeons should be suspicious for this variation’s existence and keep alternative solutions in their armentarium.

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Keywords

lingual–facial trunk, post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage, endovascular occlusion

About this article
Title

Bilateral lingual–facial trunk: anatomic and clinical implications

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 4 (2015)

Pages

548-551

Published online

2015-11-27

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0122

Pubmed

26620521

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(4):548-551.

Keywords

lingual–facial trunk
post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage
endovascular occlusion

Authors

T. Troupis
A. Michalinos
J. Kakisis
K. Natsis
G. Sofidis
P. Skandalakis

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