lingual artery


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lin·gual ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along under surface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.
Synonym(s): arteria lingualis [TA]

lingual artery

Etymology: L, lingua, tongue
one of a pair of arteries that arises from the external carotid arteries and supplies the tongue and surrounding muscles.

lin·gual ar·te·ry

(ling'gwăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along under surface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.

lingual artery

A branch of the external CAROTID artery that runs forward underneath the tongue to supply the tongue muscles.

lin·gual ar·te·ry

(ling'gwăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along undersurface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.
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allowed to improve the study about the hypoglossal nerve and the lingual artery observing that in 84,6% of the cases the artery was inferior to the nerve, 11% on the nerve and 4,4% superior to it, which are very similar to our results.
Concerning about the measurement of the distances among the origin of the lingual artery and the other arteries, it were not found data in the literature which could improve the discussion with our results.
Using the Test t of Student it was observed that among the pairs of the average between the origin of the lingual artery with the facial artery and the superior thyroid artery of both sides not showed a significant difference (p [menor que o igual a] 0,05), however, the average of the distances of the origin of the lingual artery with the bifurcation of the common carotid artery was significant p = 0,008, what indicates that on the left side the lingual artery is more inferior than on the right side.
Using the Coefficient of Correlation of Pearson, the distances among the origin of the lingual artery and the bifurcation of right common carotid and the distance of the origins of the lingual artery and the right facial artery was obtained a negative correlation, when one of the distances increases the other decreases.
The lingual artery often has its origin in the external carotid artery and also in the linguofacial trunk.
The lingual artery is found in a position more inferior than the one classicaly described based on the anatomic structures: the digastric muscle, the hyoid bone and the hypoglossal nerve.
The hyoid bone can be used as a point of reference for the ligature of the lingual artery once this vase is often above this bone.
There is a correlation among the distances of the origins of the lingual artery and the left and the fight facial artery.
The blood vessels of the rabbit tongue, contralateral anastomoses of both halves of the tongue and their efficacy following unilateral ligation of the lingual artery or the external carotid artery].