The lateral cervical region lies between the posterior margin of sternocleidomastoid muscle anteriorly, anterior margin of trapezius muscle posteriorly and clavicula inferiorly (Moore et al., 2014).
However we did not find a CT angiographic study evaluating the variations at the origin of arteries and trunks within the lateral cervical region. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed this area in the carotid artery CT angiographies and analyzed the branching types of arteries and trunks.
We retrospectively reviewed SCAs in these CT angiograms to evaluate the origins of arteries and trunks within the lateral cervical region. Patients with unilateral or bilateral inadequate exams because of technical failure, previous cervical surgery history and aberrant right SCA were excluded.
In this study we evaluated the variations of arteries and trunks within the lateral cervical region with CT angiography.
There is limited number of radiologic studies interested in the origin of arteries within the lateral cervical region. Patel et al.
In nine animals, left lateral cervical region
was prepared aseptically.
Radiographs performed at that time demonstrated mineral opacities in the lateral cervical region
, consistent with bones from prey items.
The posterior triangle of the neck (lateral cervical region
) is a complex region, spiralling from the back of the skull to the clavicle anteriorly between the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles.
Radiograph of lateral cervical region revealed presence of bone like opacity occluding the cervical oesophagus at level of [C.sub.2] to [C.sub.4] vertebrae.
A survey radiograph of lateral cervical region revealed bone like opacity occluding the lumen of oesophagus.
--The irrigation of the lateral cervical region
of the neck is carried out exclusively by branches, originated from the omocervicals aa., on both sides and in all the studied age groups (100%).
In conclusion, diagnosis of esophageal fistula by radiography in bovines and its surgical treatment by approaching esophagous from left lateral cervical region
in both animals was found be satisfactory.