external carotid artery


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ex·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, common carotid at C-4 vertebral level; branches, superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, ascending pharyngeal, and terminal branches, maxillary and superficial temporal at level of neck of mandible.
Synonym(s): arteria carotis externa [TA]

external carotid artery

one of a pair of arteries with eight major temporal or maxillary branches, rising from the common carotid arteries. It supplies various parts and tissues of the head and neck.

ex·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·te·ry

(eks-tĕr'năl kă-rot'id ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, common carotid at C-4 vertebral level; branches, superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, ascending pharyngeal, and terminal branches, maxillary and superficial temporal at level of neck of mandible.
Synonym(s): arteria carotis externa.

external carotid artery

A major artery that springs from the common carotid artery in the neck and supplies blood to the front of the neck, face and scalp and the side of the head and the ear. The artery also supplies the DURA MATER.
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Srinivasan et al compared transnasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery diathermy with conventional approaches, including septoplasty, nasal packing, and external carotid artery ligation.
14%) experienced severe complications that required a blood transfusion or ligation of the external carotid artery -- one in the pediatric group (0.
The only severe complication among the children occurred in a 42-month-old boy, who underwent both a blood transfusion and ligation of the external carotid artery.
Geraghty that the rate of ligation of the external carotid artery in our prospective study was unusually high.
Once this portion of the procedure was completed, the catheter and wire were advanced into the left external carotid artery.
Embolization was performed to interrupt the 20% blood supply from the sphenopalatine branches of the external carotid artery.