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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In all of the roe deer, occipital artery were contributed to arterial supply of the ganglion except one roe deer only.
In our practice we aspirate before injecting the medication from the medial by displaying the occipital artery with ultrasound.
Superficial temporal and occipital artery bypass pedicles to superior, anterior inferior, and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries for vertebrobasilar insufficiency.
The temporal occipital artery when present was always a branch of inferior division.
Cerebral angiography revealed that the tumor was primarily supplied by three branches of the left external carotid artery--the left posterior occipital artery, the ascending pharyngeal artery, and the posterior auricular artery--with a minor contribution from the petrous branch of the left internal carotid artery.
The occipital artery, the posterior branch of the middle meningeal artery, and the transmastoid branch of the occipital artery flowed in a retrograde fashion into ectatic cortical veins with drainage into Labbe's vein and then Trolard's vein (Figure 3).