right common carotid artery


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right common carotid artery

the shorter of the two common carotid arteries, arising from the brachiocephalic trunk, passing obliquely from the level of the sternoclavicular articulation to the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, and dividing into the right internal and external carotids. Compare left common carotid artery.

right common carotid artery

A branch of the brachiocephalic artery supplying blood to the right side of the neck and the head.
See also: artery
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In our patient on Colour Doppler Ultrasonography the pseudoaneurysm exhibited characteristic yin yang sign in the lower neck with feeding vessel being the right common carotid artery.
Catheter CEREBRAL 5 fr was introduced into the aorta through introducer, mouth of the right common carotid artery was selectively catheterized.
Measurements of the far wall were made 1 cm proximal to the bifurcation of the left and right common carotid artery, with the subject's head turned toward the opposite side by 45 degrees.
He was diagnosed to have right common carotid artery thrombus by carotid duplex ultrasonography and was started on warfarin and discharged.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a low-attenuation mass arising from the floor of the neck and tracking into the superior mediastinum, causing significant compression of the right common carotid artery and the subclavian vasculature (figure, A).
In this present case, the right common carotid artery bifurcates into internal carotid and external carotid arteries at the level of upper lamina of thyroid cartilage, the internal carotid artery being anteromedial to the external carotid artery [FIGURE 5A, 5B].