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4.9.11 Review of blood vessels of the head and neck


Now that we've looked at the principal veins, let's review what we've seen of the blood vessels of the head and neck.

Here's the subclavian artery, the thyro-cervical trunk, the inferior thyroid artery, and the vertebral artery. Here's the common carotid, dividing into the external, and internal carotids.

Within the cranium here are the vertebral and internal carotid arteries, the ophthalmic artery, the anterior cerebral, anterior communicating, posterior communicating, and middle cerebral arteries.

Here are the inferior cerebellar arteries, the superior cerebellar arteries, and the posterior cerebral arteries.

Here's the superior sagittal sinus, the straight sinus, the transverse sinus, the sigmoid sinus, the cavernous sinus, the superior petrosal and inferior petrosal sinuses.

Here's the external carotid again, here's the superior thyroid artery, the lingual artery, the facial artery, the occipital, and posterior auricular arteries, the ascending pharyngeal, the superficial temporal, and maxillary arteries.

Here's the internal jugular vein, the common facial vein, the external jugular, and anterior jugular veins.

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