Computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated moderate vascularity of the tumour with a hypertrophied left ascending pharyngeal
The CCG was about 3-4 cm dorsorostral to the angle of transition of the common carotid artery to the external carotid artery in the region between the internal carotid and ascending pharyngeal
The sigmoid sinus, inferior petrosal sinus, meningeal branches of occipital and ascending pharyngeal
arteries, glossopharyngeal nerve, vagus nerve and accessory nerve with their ganglia traverse the foramen.
These vessels were the occipital and ascending pharyngeal
arteries and muscular branch which was originated from the common carotid arteries (Fig.
Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis) causes jaw claudication due to involvement of branches of the external carotid artery, such as the ascending pharyngeal
artery and internal maxillary artery.
This bleeding will most likely be from a cut ascending pharyngeal
artery or one of its branches.
The first letter of each word represents the Superior thyroid, Ascending pharyngeal
, Lingual, Facial, Occipital, Posterior auricular, Maxillary and the Superficial temporal.
The anterolateral prestyloid compartment contains the retromandibular portion of the deep lobe of the parotid, adipose tissue, small or ectopic salivary glands, a small branch of the trigeminal nerve supplying the tensor veli palatini muscle, the ascending pharyngeal
artery, the pharyngeal venous plexus, and lymph nodes.
Alternatively, the expanding ICA-wall hematoma compressed the branches of the ascending pharyngeal
artery, thereby interrupting the blood supply via vasa nervorum of the hypoglossal nerve.
The origin of the feeder was close to the origins of the ascending pharyngeal
artery and the occipital artery (figure 1, A).
The blood is supplied by the inferior tympanic branch of the ascending pharyngeal
Cerebral angiography revealed that the tumor was primarily supplied by three branches of the left external carotid artery--the left posterior occipital artery, the ascending pharyngeal
artery, and the posterior auricular artery--with a minor contribution from the petrous branch of the left internal carotid artery.