Carotid Artery, Common


Arteries, Common Carotid

Artery, Common Carotid

Carotid Arteries, Common

Common Carotid Arteries

Common Carotid Artery

The two principal arteries supplying the structures of the head and neck. They ascend in the neck, one on each side, and at the level of the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, each divides into two branches, the external (CAROTID ARTERY, EXTERNAL) and internal (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL) carotid arteries.