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Figure 2 | World Journal of Surgical Oncology

Figure 2

From: The stylomastoid artery as an anatomical landmark to the facial nerve during parotid surgery: a clinico-anatomic study

Figure 2

Cadaveric dissection: displaying the stylomastoid artery (SMA) and underlying nerve (VII) located inferiomedially. Inset shows magnified view with nylon between nerve and artery. The Mastoid process has been detached and sternomastoid muscle reflected inferiorly, with the cut posterior belly of the digastric muscle (PBD) displayed. Showing this vessel to be a branch of the occipital artery (OA).

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