Unilateral Linguofacial Trunk: A Rare Case Report

  • Suma Dnyanesh Department of Anatomy, JN Medical College, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Shilpa Bhimalli Department of Anatomy, JN Medical College, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • D. K. Dnyanesh Department of Paediatrics, JN Medical College, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Daksha Dixit Department of Anatomy, JN Medical College, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Manisha More Department of Anatomy, JN Medical College, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Kapil Amgain Department of Anatomy, JN Medical College, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
Keywords: External Carotid artery, Linguofacial trunk, Variations

Abstract

The common carotid arteries are the major source of blood supply to the region of head and neck. Normally external carotid artery gives eight branches in the region of neck. All of them arise independently as separate branches. In the present case, we found lingual and facial arteries arising from a common trunk i.e. linguofacial trunk from the front of external carotid artery on the right side. While on the left side, lingual and facial arteries were arising separately from external carotid artery. Such anatomical variations of external carotid artery are important for surgeons in surgeries of head and neck region and also for radiologists in the image interpretation of the face and neck region.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v1i3.8668

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 1(3) 2013 : 154-157

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2013-09-25
How to Cite
Dnyanesh, S., Bhimalli, S., Dnyanesh, D., Dixit, D., More, M., & Amgain, K. (2013). Unilateral Linguofacial Trunk: A Rare Case Report. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 1(3), 154-157. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v1i3.8668
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