publication . Article . 2011

Variable Origin of the Superior Laryngeal Artery and Its Clinical Significance

Soubhagya R. Nayak1*, Ashwin Krishnamurthy2, Latha V. Prabhu2, Bhagath Kumar Potu3, Ishwar B. Bagoji4, Jiji PJ2 and Ganesh Kumar Chettiar2;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences (issn: 0974-1143, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Al Ameen Medical College
The superior laryngeal artery (SLA) is the dominant arterial supply of the laryngeal muscles, mucosa and glands. The purpose of the present study was to document the variable origin of the SLA in the carotid triangle. Although the variation in the SLA origin and morphology is important during the partial laryngectomy and reconstruction surgery of the larynx, the description of the SLA in modern literature is vague. The anatomy of SLA was studied in 37 adult South Indian preserved cadavers aged between 48 to 81 years. The antero-lateral region of the neck was exposed. After the visualization of laryngeal prominence, the strap muscles were resected and the SLA and...
Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Superior laryngeal artery. Origin. Partial laryngectomy. Indian population, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950, Toxicology. Poisons, RA1190-1270
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