CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-128

Anatomical Variant: Ascending Pharyngeal Artery Arising from the Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery


Department of Radiology, Care Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Chinnam Naidu Sirasapalli
Department of Radiology, Care Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_47_16

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Ascending pharyngeal artery (APA) is a branch of the external carotid artery. Extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) usually does not have any branches. We present here a rare case of anomalous origin of the APA from the extracranial ICA and discuss the clinical importance of this rare anatomical variant.


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