Anomalous Origin of the Superior Thyroid Artery from the Internal Carotid Artery

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  • Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Neha Subedi Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Jennifer Beniquez Martir Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Byron Chique Carreras Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Abayomi Gbolahan Afolabi Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Thomas McCracken Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.4549

Keywords:

Superior thyroid artery, Internal carotid artery, External carotid artery, Common carotid artery

Abstract

Anatomical anomalies in the human body are common, and their description helps physicians and surgeons during treatment. This article presents the discovery of an abnormal arterial branch originating from the internal carotid artery (ICA). Typically, this artery does not give off branches until it passes through the carotid canal, but during a cadaveric dissection of a 58-year-old female, the superior thyroid artery (STA) was found to be originating from the ICA. Some common variations of the origin of the STA are the common carotid and at the bifurcation of the Common carotid, but rarely, has it been seen origination from the ICA. No known health implication of this variation has been reported, although surgeries can become difficult since the artery is used as an anatomical landmark.

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2021-02-04

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Fakoya AOJ, Subedi N, Martir JB, Carreras BC, Afolabi AG, McCracken T. Anomalous Origin of the Superior Thyroid Artery from the Internal Carotid Artery. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 4 [cited 2021 Sep. 20];9(A):95-7. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/4549

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