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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On local examination, a single ovoid swelling was present in the left carotid triangle, anterior to the sternocleidomastoid, measuring 5 x 3 cms.
Physical examination showed a fixed node of 2.5 x 3.5 cm in the right carotid triangle. Under a hard laryngoscope, we found an exogenous lesion occupying the entire right piriform fossa with the right fixed vocal fold.