carotid

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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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Had RDD not been diagnosed in this patient, he might have unnecessarily undergone more invasive surgical techniques in his carotid triangle, at the risk of carotid artery sacrifice or endangerment.
The contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) scan of head and neck region revealed hypointense area in right carotid triangle with splaying of internal carotid artery and internal jugular vein.
The carotid triangle is delimited by the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle, and by the anterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.