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8 08, 2018

Facial Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:56:38+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The facial artery is the main artery of the face. In the face it is found within the muscles of facial expression. The artery is tortuous in its facial course. It Commences from the external carotid artery within the carotid triangle. It is formed just above the greater horn of the hyoid bone. [...]

8 08, 2018

Lingual Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T10:26:39+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The lingual artery originates just over the superior thyroid artery at the plane of the hyoid bone from the anterior surface of the external carotid artery, travels deep towards the hypoglossal nerve [XII] and goes among the middle constrictor and hyoglossus muscles. Lingual Artery Insertion The lingual artery emerges through the [...]

8 08, 2018

Arteries of Head

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T11:08:18+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The subclavian artery is so called because it is located beneath the clavicle. It is the main source of blood supply to the upper limb and hence called artery of the upper limb. However, the subclavian artery also supplies considerable part of the thoracic wall, head, neck, and brain through its branches. Table Dorsal Scapular [...]

8 08, 2018

External Carotid Arteries

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T11:09:24+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

Origin The external carotid arteries emerge at the level of the upper margin of the thyroid cartilage which is located at the plane of the fourth cervical vertebra. It takes a slightly arced path upwards as well as anteriorly before inclining back towards the space posterior to the neck of the mandible. [...]

8 08, 2018

Arteries of Neck

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T11:09:58+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

Subcalvian artery It is found below the clavicle that is why it is called subcalvian artery. It’s the primary source of blood supply to the upper limb and therefore termed artery of the upper limb. On the other hand, the subclavian artery also supplies appreciable part of the thoracic wall, head, neck and brain via [...]

8 08, 2018

Internal Carotid Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T11:13:38+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

Among two concluding branches of the common carotid artery is the internal carotid artery but it is comparatively more straight. It is said to be an upward extension of the common carotid artery. Structures inside the skull and in the orbit are supplied by it. It is the main artery in order to supply the [...]

8 08, 2018

Middle Meningeal Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:13:58+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The middle meningeal artery is generally the third branch of the first portion a.k.a. retromandibular part of the maxillary artery, which is among the two last divisions of the external carotid artery. The middle meningeal artery is the largest among three paired arteries which supply the meninges. Middle Meningeal Artery Origin It arises [...]

8 08, 2018

Maxillary Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-09-12T07:40:12+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The maxillary artery is the bigger terminal branch of the external carotid artery. It runs horizontally forward up to the lower border of lower head of lateral pterygoid and the point of origin is behind the neck of the mandible. Now it crosses the lower head of lateral pterygoid superficially (occasionally deep) after [...]

8 08, 2018

Greater Occipital Nerve

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T08:50:35+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The greater occipital nerve is the largest purely afferent nerve in the body and arises from the C2 dorsal ramus with variable assistance from the C1, C3, and C4 nerve roots. They distribute supply of the occipital scalp and are elongations of the cervical dorsal roots that also innervate the zygapophyseal joints of the high [...]