Arterial System

Carotid sheath contents

I See 10 CC‘s in the IV“:

  • I See (I.C.) = Internal Carotid artery
  • 10 = CN 10 (Vagus nerve)
  • CC = Common Carotid artery
  • IV = Internal Jugular Vein

External carotid artery branches

Some Anatomists Like F*#king, Others Prefer M“:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Occipital
  • Posterior auricular
  • Superficial temporal
  • Maxillary

Alternatively: AShe Lay Flat, Oscar’s Passion Slowly Mounted”.

External carotid artery branches

Sister Lucy’s Powdered Face Often Attracts Silly Medicos”:

Before entering the parotid gland:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Lingual
  • Posterior auricular
  • Facial
  • Occipital
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Ends as:
  • Superficial temporal and
  • Maxillary bifurcating in the in the parotid gland

External carotid artery branches

Some Angry Lady Figured Out PMS“:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Occipital
  • Posterior auricular
  • Maxillary
  • Superificial temporal

External carotid artery branches

StApLE OPIS:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • External maxillary (facial)
  • Occipital
  • Posterior auricular
  • Internal maxillary
  • Superficial temporal

External carotid artery branches

Some Aberdeen Ladies F#ck, Others Prefer Manual Stimulation”:

From inferior to superior:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Occipital
  • Posterior auricular
  • Maxillary
  • Superficial temporal

External carotid artery branches

SLong For Acting Old Parenting Means Stability”:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Occiptal
  • Posterior auricular
  • Maxillary
  • Superficial temporal

External carotid artery branches

Some Aggressive Lovers Find Odd Positions More Stimulating”:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Occiptal
  • Posterior auricular
  • Maxillary
  • Superficial temporal

External carotid artery branches

Sally Ate Lots OFresh Produce March Through September”:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending laryngeal
  • Lingual
  • Occipital (O before F is an extremely common variation)
  • Facial
  • Posterior auricular
  • Maxillary
  • Transverse facial
  • Superficial temporal

External carotid artery branches

She Lay Flaccid AOlaf’s Penis Slipped In”:

From caudal to cephalad:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Occipital
  • Posterior auricular
  • Superficial temporal
  • Internal maxillary

External carotid artery branches

Suzy Always Lays Flat OPillows Making Sex Terrific”:

  • Superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Facial
  • Occipital
  • Posterior auricular
  • Maxillary
  • Superificial Temporal

External jugular vein: tributaries

PAST:

  • Posterior external jugular vein
  • Anterior jugular vein
  • Suprascapular vein
  • Transverse cervical vein

Internal jugular vein: tributaries

Medical Schools Let Confident People In”:

From inferior to superior:

  • Middle thyroid
  • Superior thyroid
  • Lingual
  • Common facial
  • Pharyngeal
  • Inferior petrosal sinus

Maxillary artery branches

DAM I AM Piss Drunk But Stupid Drunk I Prefer, Must Phone Alcoholics Anonymous”:

  • Deep auricular
  • Anterior tympanic
  • Middle meningeal
  • Inferior alveolar
  • Accessory meningeal
  • Masseteric
  • Pterygoid
  • Deep temporal
  • Buccal
  • Sphenopalatine
  • Descending palatine
  • Infraorbital
  • Posterior superior alveolar
  • Middle superior alveolar
  • Pharyngeal
  • Anterior superior alveolar
  • Artery of the pterygoid canal

Superior thyroid artery branches

May I Softly Squeeze Charlie’s Girl?”:

  • Muscular
  • Infrahyoid
  • Superior laryngeal
  • Sternomastoid
  • Cricothyroid
  • Glandular

 You can suggest more mnemonics …

Warm regards,

Dr. Indrajit Rana

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