A rare origin of upper root of ansa cervicalis from vagus nerve: A case report

Venkata Ramana Vollala, Seetharama Manjunatha Bhat, Satheesha Nayak, Deepthinath Raghunathan, Vijay Paul Samuel, Vincent Rodrigues, Jerry George Mathew

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Abstract

Ansa cervicalis is a loop of nerves in the carotid triangle of neck. Its upper root is the descending branch of hypoglossal nerve, which joins the lower root that is formed by branches from the second and third cervical nerves. The ansa cervicalis nerve formation is relatively complex, as its course and location along the great vessels of the neck vary. In the present case, on the left side of the neck of a 40-year-old male cadaver the upper root of ansa cervicalis came from vagus nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-9
Number of pages2
JournalNeuroanatomy
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2005

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Neurology

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Vollala, V. R., Bhat, S. M., Nayak, S., Raghunathan, D., Samuel, V. P., Rodrigues, V., & Mathew, J. G. (2005). A rare origin of upper root of ansa cervicalis from vagus nerve: A case report. Neuroanatomy, 4, 8-9.