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Table 2 Intraoperative clinico-anatomical data.

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

Study Identified Origin of SMA OA:PA Usual position of FN Variable position of FN Was the SMA helpful? Reasons for the SMA being unhelpful
Clinical 80 cases 46:10 70% 30% 72/80 Bloody field
Cadaveric 50 cases 42:8 76% 24% 46/50 Poor tissue anatomy
  1. SMA: stylomastoid artery; FN: facial nerve; OA: occipital artery; PA: posterior auricular artery.