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carotid triangle


Definition: a space bounded by the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle, anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid, and posterior belly of the digastric; contains the bifurcation of the common carotid artery.

Synonym(s): trigonum caroticumTA, fossa carotica, Gerdy hyoid fossa, Malgaigne fossa, Malgaigne triangle, superior carotid triangle

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