Anomalous course of facial artery through the submandibular gland and its redundant loop at the base of mandible

Satheesha B. Nayak, Soumya Kodimajalu Vasudeva*, Narendra Pamidi, Srinivasa Rao Sirasanagandla

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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, plast,ic surgeons and craniofacial surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2015-2016
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Face
  • Facial artery
  • Neck surgery
  • Submandibular gland resection
  • Submandibular salivary gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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