A STUDY OF THE COMMON ORIGIN OF LINGUAL AND FACIAL ARTERY FROM THE EXTERNAL CAROTID ARTERY

M. Anuradha, S. Chitra
2017 International Journal of Anatomy and Research  
The common carotid arteries provide the major source of blood to the head and neck region. In the present study, we studied about the variation in the origin of lingual and facial artery and specifically, the linguofacial trunk. The knowledge of this anatomical variation is important in the surgeries of head, neck and face and also for the radiologists to understand and interpret carotid system imaging when undertaking cerebral angiography.
doi:10.16965/ijar.2017.132 fatcat:oj3r37iawjdzdamfdg45aeem44