occipital artery

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occipital artery

[äk′sip·əd·əl ¦ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A branch of the external carotid which branches into the mastoid, auricular, sternocleidomastoid, and meningeal arteries.
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4D-CTA sequential dynamic images without and with bone subtraction (Figure 2) showed hypertrophied superficial temporal and occipital arteries feeding the meningioma on the arterial phase.
Commonly, compression of the occipital arteries relieves peri-orbital pain, and compression of the superficial temporal main trunk may on occasion relieve occipital pain.
In the two MCA trifurcations that were noted, the middle trunk gave rise to the posterior parietal and temporal occipital arteries (Inferior trunk branches) in one case and AP, central, and angular arteries (Superior trunk branches) in the other.
The vascular branches that were distinguished in the bovine CCG were those accompanying the internal carotid, common carotid, and occipital arteries, carotid sinus, ascending pharyngeal, external carotid, linguofacial trunk, and branches of the ascending pharyngeal, caudal auricular, superficial temporal and maxillary arteries.
Jacobs and Comroe [3] demonstrated that injections of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) or the selective 5-HT3 receptor agonist, phenyldiguanide, into the common carotid artery (CCA) of cats elicited rapid falls in arterial blood pressure and heart rate which were prevented by ligation of the occipital arteries (OAs).
Patients may have decreased or absent pulses in the temple or occipital arteries. There may be tenderness or nodules over the affected arteries, he said at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society in Bal Harbour, Fla.