superior carotid triangle


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[TA]
a space bounded by the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle, anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid, and posterior belly of the digastric; contains the bifurcation of the common carotid artery.

superior carotid triangle

Etymology: L, superior, higher; Gk, karos, heavy sleep; L, triangulus
a triangle bounded by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, in front and below by the omohyoid muscle, and above by the stylohyoid and digastric muscles.

superior carotid triangle

The space bounded by the anterior belly of the omohyoid muscle, the posterior belly of the digastricus muscle, and the sternomastoid muscle.
See also: triangle
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