Bilateral Multiple Variations in Carotid Arteries-A Case Report AD01-AD03
Dr. Sulabha Hanumant Deshpande,
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, BLDEUâ€™s Shri B M Patil Medical College, Hospital Research Centre,
Vijaypur-586103, Karnataka, India.
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The common carotid arteries are the largest bilateral arteries of the head and neck. The common carotid arteries may bifurcate higher or lower than the usual levels. A higher bifurcation is more common. Tortuous arteries if present may be asymptomatic if it is mild but may lead to ischaemia of the organs if severe. The cause could be genetic, or may be thickening of the arteries. During routine dissection of an adult male cadaver in the department of Anatomy, BLDEUâ€™s Shri BM Patil Medical college, Vijaypur, we found the bilateral multiple variations in the carotid arteries regarding the bifurcation level of common carotid arteries, tortuous external and internal carotid arteries and the number of branches arising from external carotid arteries. The knowledge of such variations of carotid arteries is of great importance in radiological examinations especially per cutaneous carotid angiography. It is necessary to understand the anatomy of these vessels and its variations to carry out surgeries with minimum complications.