Modality: Diagram
Modality: Diagram

Used in the following articles:

  • Superior thyroid artery - “ The superior thyroid artery is a branch of the external carotid artery and supplies the larynx and thyroid gland. Summary origin: branch of the ...”
  • Superior laryngeal artery - “ The superior laryngeal artery accompanies the internal laryngeal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve, beneath thyreohyoideus. It pierces the h...”
  • Ascending pharyngeal artery - “ The ascending pharyngeal artery, the smallest branch of the external carotid, is a long, slender vessel, deeply seated in the neck, beneath the ot...”
  • Lingual artery - “ The lingual artery is one of the branches of the external carotid artery and supplies the oral floor and tongue. Summary origin: branch of the e...”
  • Occipital artery - “ The occipital artery, a posterior branch of the external carotid artery, opposite the external maxillary, near the lower margin of the posterior b...”
  • Facial artery - “ The facial artery is one of the branches of the external carotid artery and supplies blood to the structures of the face. Summary origin: branch...”
  • Posterior auricular artery - “ The posterior auricular artery is a branch of the external carotid artery and supplies scalp posterior to the auricle and the auricle itself. Sum...”
  • Branches of the external carotid artery (mnemonic) - “ Mnemonics for the branches of the external carotid artery abound. They include some colourful examples such as: Some American Ladies Found Our Py...”

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