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Variant origin of thyrolingual trunk from left common carotid artery

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Author(s): Budhiraja V | Rastogi R

Journal: International Journal of Anatomical Variations
ISSN 1308-4038

Volume: 3;
Start page: 44;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: thyrolingual trunk | common carotid artery

ABSTRACT
A case is reported in which there was a variant origin of thyrolingual trunk from left common carotid artery 2 cm below its bifurcation in the neck. The trunk was running forward and medially and later it was dividing into upper lingual and lower superior thyroid branches. No such artery was seen on right side.
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