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Head and Neck

Arteries of the Head and Neck

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Frontal view of a schematic drawing of the carotid arteries, vertebral arteries, and intracranial vessels and their relationship with the brain.

Left oblique view of an angiogram of the aortic arch showing the most common configuration of the aortic arch branches, which is encountered in more than two thirds of the population. The brachiocephalic trunk is the first branch, the left carotid is the second, and the left subclavian is the third branch of the aortic arch.

Veins of the Head and Neck

Schematic drawing showing the superficial veins of the head and neck. The bone has been removed for better visualization of the diploic veins.

Computed tomographic angiography images of the neck showing the anatomy of the internal jugular vein and the carotid artery.

Schematic drawing of the intracranial venous system.

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The above images and legends have been borrowed with permission. Renan Uflacker. Atlas of Vascular Anatomy an Angiographic Approach: Second Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins © 2007.  The new Atlas of Vascular Anatomy, edited by Dr. Renan Uflacker, details the vascular anatomy seen on angiographic images and in the new imaging modalities. The book presents the complete anatomy of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic system by body region. Full-color drawings are correlated with angiographic images to guide evaluation and management of vascular disease and performance of endovascular procedures.

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