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A rare association of curving and looping of internal carotid artery and variation in the branching pattern of external carotid artery - a case report

Authors:Sunitha Vinnakota, Bhimaidevi Nandagiri, Jayasree Neelee
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 822-823  |  PDF File


Abstract: During the routine dissection of neck region in an approx 50 year old male cadaver in the department of Anatomy at Maharajah’s Institute Of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, a rare unilateral variation in the branching pattern of common carotid artery and external carotid artery in association with abnormal curving and looping of Internal carotid artery on right side was noticed. Knowledge of variations in ICA and the origin, course and branches of ECA is important for surgeons and also for the radiologist to interpret carotid system imaging.