A rare variation of the inferior alveolar artery with potential clinical consequences

Amir Afshin Khaki, R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Ghaffar Shokouhi, Ramin Mostofizadeh Farahani

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Abstract

Variations of the inferior alveolar artery are seemingly quite rare, especially with regard to its origin from the maxillary artery. We present an unusual case of an inferior alveolar artery that originated from the external carotid artery. To the best of our knowledge, our case is one of only two reports of the inferior alveolar artery arising from the external carotid artery. The clinician who deals with the mandibular region should be aware of such a variation in the arterial architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalFolia Morphologica
Volume64
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • External carotid
  • Mandible
  • Maxillary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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Khaki, A. A., Tubbs, R. S., Mohajel Shoja, M., Shokouhi, G., & Farahani, R. M. (2005). A rare variation of the inferior alveolar artery with potential clinical consequences. Folia Morphologica, 64(4), 345-346.