Unusual position of external carotid artery: A case report

S. B. Rao, V. R. Vollala, M. Rao, V. P. Samuel, Deepthinath, S. Nayak, N. Pamidi

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The arterial pattern of the human body is one of the systems that show a large number of variations. Many reports are available regarding variations of common carotid, external and internal carotid arteries and branches of external carotid artery. We describe a very rare case of lateral position of external carotid artery. The external carotid artery was lateral to the internal carotid artery at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery. The clinical importance of this variation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-171
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • External carotid artery
  • Position
  • Variation

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