Anatomía de la arteria carótida

Hay cuatro arterias carótidas, dos a cada lado del cuello: las arterias carótidas internas derecha e izquierda y las arterias carótidas externas derecha e izquierda. Estas arterias transportan sangre oxigenada del corazón a la cabeza y cerebro.

Anatomía de la arteria carótida


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