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Submitted: 2021-08-25
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Published online: 2021-11-16
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Ascending palatine branch from the lingual artery with multiple other variations of the external carotid artery

C. Escoffier1, D. Hage2, T. Tanaka3, R. S. Tubbs345678, J. Iwanaga24910
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0124
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Pubmed: 34826135
Affiliations
  1. College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States
  2. Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  3. Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States
  4. Department of Neurology, Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  5. Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, St. George’s, Grenada
  6. Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  7. Department of Neurosurgery and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, United States
  8. Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  9. Dental and Oral Medical Center, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
  10. Division of Gross and Clinical Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan

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Ahead of Print
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2021-08-25
Accepted: 2021-10-20
Published online: 2021-11-16

Abstract

The external carotid artery (ECA) is the major blood supply for structures in the head and neck. Typically, it has eight separate branches; but there are many anatomical variations, making it difficult to predict surgical outcomes and complications without three-dimensional imaging. This case study focuses on a cadaver with multiple anatomical variations in the ECA, i.e., lingual, facial, occipital, ascending pharyngeal, and posterior auricular arteries, found during routine dissection of the right cadaveric neck. We also discuss the incidences of several other anatomical variations of the ECA branches and their surgical implications and potential complications.

Abstract

The external carotid artery (ECA) is the major blood supply for structures in the head and neck. Typically, it has eight separate branches; but there are many anatomical variations, making it difficult to predict surgical outcomes and complications without three-dimensional imaging. This case study focuses on a cadaver with multiple anatomical variations in the ECA, i.e., lingual, facial, occipital, ascending pharyngeal, and posterior auricular arteries, found during routine dissection of the right cadaveric neck. We also discuss the incidences of several other anatomical variations of the ECA branches and their surgical implications and potential complications.

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Keywords

lingofacial trunk, external carotid artery, anatomy, variation, cadaver

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Title

Ascending palatine branch from the lingual artery with multiple other variations of the external carotid artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-11-16

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333

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227

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0124

Pubmed

34826135

Keywords

lingofacial trunk
external carotid artery
anatomy
variation
cadaver

Authors

C. Escoffier
D. Hage
T. Tanaka
R. S. Tubbs
J. Iwanaga

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