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A rare variation in the origin of the lingual artery: thyro-linguo-laryngeal trunk

Elena Bozhikova1, Stoyan Novakov, Nikolay Uzunov
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Pubmed: 37889221
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  1. Mercer University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Columbus, GA, USA

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Abstract

The anatomy of the external carotid artery and its variations are of ground significance in head and neck surgery. During a dissection of a male cadaver, an undescribed common trunk between superior thyroid, superior laryngeal, and lingual arteries was found. The variations of the anterior cervical branches of the external carotid artery and their clinical implications are discussed. The described unusual branching pattern of the external carotid artery must always be considered in invasive or non-invasive procedures because it may lead to unexpected complications.

Abstract

The anatomy of the external carotid artery and its variations are of ground significance in head and neck surgery. During a dissection of a male cadaver, an undescribed common trunk between superior thyroid, superior laryngeal, and lingual arteries was found. The variations of the anterior cervical branches of the external carotid artery and their clinical implications are discussed. The described unusual branching pattern of the external carotid artery must always be considered in invasive or non-invasive procedures because it may lead to unexpected complications.

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Keywords

thyro-linguo-laryngeal trunk, vascular variations, external carotid artery, external carotid artery variations, lingual artery, lingual artery variations, thyro-lingual trunk, carotid artery variations, common carotid artery

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A rare variation in the origin of the lingual artery: thyro-linguo-laryngeal trunk

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Folia Morphologica

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Ahead of Print

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Case report

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2023-10-16

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DOI

10.5603/fm.95862

Pubmed

37889221

Keywords

thyro-linguo-laryngeal trunk
vascular variations
external carotid artery
external carotid artery variations
lingual artery
lingual artery variations
thyro-lingual trunk
carotid artery variations
common carotid artery

Authors

Elena Bozhikova
Stoyan Novakov
Nikolay Uzunov

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