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Case Report

Tortuous Common Carotid Artery: A Report of Four Cases Observed in Cadaveric Dissections

Figure 2

Relations among the carotid sheath, visceral fascia, and tortuosity. The square indicates the region of tight fusion between the carotid sheath and cervical visceral fascia. (a) Ejection power of the heart (black arrow) directly affects the brachiocephalic artery and right and left carotid arteries. (b) Ejection power of the heart (black arrow) results in tortuosity of the brachiocephalic artery and the right and left carotid arteries. BCA: brachiocephalic artery; (l)CCA: left common carotid artery; (l)SA: left subclavian artery; (r)SA: right subclavian artery; (r)CCA: right common carotid artery.
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