carotid tubercle

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the anterior tubercle of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra, against which the carotid artery may be compressed by the finger.

Chassaignac,

Edouard P.M., French surgeon, 1804-1879.
Chassaignac space - potential space between the pectoralis major and the mammary gland.
Chassaignac tubercle - the anterior tubercle of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra, against which the carotid artery may be compressed by the finger. Synonym(s): carotid tubercle