Items tagged “head and neck”

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Arterial supply of the head and neck

The arteries of the head and neck are branches of the common carotid and subclavian arteries. common carotid artery carotid body carotid bifurcation internal carotid artery (segments) caroticotympanic artery persistent stapedial artery ophthalmic artery supraorbital artery lacrimal arte...

Acinic cell carcinoma (salivary glands)

Acinic cell carcinomas of the salivary glands are rare malignant neoplasms that account for 1-3% of all salivary gland tumors.  Pathology Pathology may superficially resemble normal serous (acinar) cells of the salivary glands. It is considered a low-grade, indolent malignancy, but with a tend...

Neck dissection classification

There are several types of neck dissections which can classified as follows: Radical neck dissection Radical neck dissection is considered to be the standard basic procedure for cervical lymphadenectomy. All other procedures represent one or more alterations of this procedure. The dissection i...

Carotid body tumor

 Diagnosis probable
Dr Amro Omar
Published 09 Jan 2011
59% complete

Accessory sutures

The parietal and occipital bones in particular are common regions for accessory sutures because of their multiple ossification centers. It is important to know these anatomic variations, mainly on the head trauma image studies in children, where it could be difficult to differentiate non-depres...

Hydatid cyst of the neck

 Diagnosis probable
Dr Lourdes Simbrón Ribbeck
Published 08 Aug 2015
65% complete

Cricoid cartilage

The cricoid cartilage is a ring shaped structure that sits just below the thyroid cartilage. It is the only complete cartilaginous ring of the whole airway. Gross Anatomy The anterior portion is called the arch and the posterior quadrangular shaped portion is the lamina. It articulates with th...

Hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Henry Knipe
Published 14 Jun 2016
89% complete

Sphenosquamosal suture

The sphenosquamosal suture is a vertical cranial suture between the sphenoid and temporal bones bilaterally. It is formed by the articulation between the posterior border of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and the anterior border of the squamous part of the temporal bone 1. It is located l...

Frontolacrimal suture

The frontolacimal suture is the cranial suture between the frontal and lacrimal bones.

Superior labial artery

Superior labial artery (old name: superior coronary artery) is one of the facial branches of the facial artery. It is bigger and more serpiginous than the inferior labial artery. It supplies the upper lip, including its labial glands, mucous membranes and muscles. Summary origin: facial branch...


The columella is the most anteroinferior portion of the nasal septum and forms the central fleshy portion between the two nostrils when looking at someone's nose. It is a single midline structure composed of cartilage and overlying skin, extending posteriorly from the tip of the nose. The latera...

Glomus jugulare paraganglioma

 Diagnosis probable
Dr Andrés Morfin Vela
Published 20 Apr 2019
70% complete

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