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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Another vessel which was important for supplying the ganglion, the ascending palatine artery was arose from the occipital artery (Fig.
In our practice we aspirate before injecting the medication from the medial by displaying the occipital artery with ultrasound.
The occipital artery was identified at a level 1.5 cm caudad to the external occipital protuberance.
(39) These include: distal external carotid artery ethmoidal perforators to the ophthalmic artery, superficial temporal artery to the middle cerebral artery, middle meningeal artery to the ophthalmic artery, and occipital artery to the vertebral artery (Figure 7).
Cerebral angiography was performed via the femoral artery, which showed the tumour was supplied by the bilateral internal carotid arteries, bilateral vertebral arteries, left occipital artery, left superficial temporal artery and left middle meningeal vessels.
The origin of the feeder was close to the origins of the ascending pharyngeal artery and the occipital artery (figure 1, A).
Superficial temporal and occipital artery bypass pedicles to superior, anterior inferior, and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries for vertebrobasilar insufficiency.
(3) Important structures seen surrounding the styloid process laterally are the facial nerve, the hypoglossal nerve, the occipital artery and the posterior belly of digastric muscle.
The superficial temporal artery, occipital artery, and external carotid artery can be used to increase blood flow to superior cerebellar artery, posterior cerebral artery, posterior inferior cerebellar artery, or anterior inferior cerebellar artery [10].