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Anomalous bifurcation and island formation of the carotid artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20560448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An anomalous artery directly connecting the common carotid artery and internal carotid artery was discovered on the right side in the cadaver of an 83-year-old Japanese female, and the facial artery, maxillary artery, and superficial temporal artery arose from the common carotid artery by a common trunk. The anomalous artery arose from the posterior aspect of the common carotid artery at the level of the origin of the superior thyroid artery, and joined the posterior aspect of the internal carotid artery. The anomalous artery was covered by the connective tissue surrounding the common carotid artery and the internal carotid artery. The anomalous anastomosis, especially the proximal portion, may have arisen from the second branchial arch artery during development.
Akira Iimura; Takeshi Oguchi; Yoshikazu Yamazaki; Masato Matsuo; Shuang-Qin Yi; Masahiro Itoh; Tsuneo Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Okajimas folia anatomica Japonica     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0030-154X     ISO Abbreviation:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-21     Completed Date:  2010-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401014     Medline TA:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaoka, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, 238-8580, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities
Carotid Artery, Common / abnormalities*
Carotid Artery, Internal / abnormalities*

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