Unilateral agenesis of the facial artery with compensation by a giant transverse facial artery.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • During routine dissections carried out in the course of our medical gross anatomy work, an unusual structure was found unilaterally on the left side of an adult male cadaver. Upon investigation, this was determined to be a hugely dilated transverse facial artery. Also noted was the complete absence of the ipsilateral facial artery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of complete agenesis and not simply diminution of the facial artery with compensatory enlargement of the transverse facial artery.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Folia morphologica  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Dilatation, Pathologic, Face, Humans, Male, Maxillary Artery, Parotid Gland, Temporal Arteries
  • Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Salter EG; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 226
  • End Page

  • 228
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 3