• 1 Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus)
  • 2 Department of Mathematics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, India
  • 3 Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 4 Department of Human and Clinical Anatomy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khoudh, Oman
J Craniofac Surg, 2020 Oct;31(7):2015-2016.
PMID: 32472879 DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006539


Knowledge of variant course and branching pattern of the facial artery gains importance in the surgeries of upper neck and face. The authors report a unilateral anomalous course and a redundant loop of right facial artery as seen in an adult male cadaver. The right facial artery had its origin from the external carotid artery. It pierced through the submandibular salivary gland and formed a redundant loop at the base of the mandible. Its further course and branching pattern was normal. This case could be important for radiologists, plastic surgeons and craniofacial surgeons.

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