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Ayyoubian M, Koruji M. A rare anatomical variant of ansa cervicalis: case report. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2011; 24 (4) :238-240
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-223-en.html
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A rare variant of ansa cervicalis was discovered during dissection of the neck in a

male cadaver. The superior root of the Ansa cervicalis was formed by the C1 ventral

ramus. It accompanied with the vagus nerve in place of the hypoglossal nerve and descended

into the carotid sheath with it. Moreover the C1 ventral ramus formed from

the sheath and joined the inferior root from C2 and C3 ventral rami.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Anatomical Sciences

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