Unilateral facial arteriovenous communication and its clinical implications

S. Prakash, Srijit Das*, R. Suri

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Any abnormal communication between an artery and a vein is commonly referred to as arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Such abnormal communications may be congenital or acquired. Communication between facial arteries and veins is of great clinical significance with respect to facial surgery. Anatomical knowledge of abnormal communications between arteries and veins may be important for vascular surgeons and radiologists performing angiographic studies. The present study reports the communication between facial artery and vein detected on the right side in the cadaver of a 52 year old man. This communication was situated at a distance of 2.5 cm from the angle of the mandible. Existence of such arteriovenous communications between facial vessels has important clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Anatomy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Arteriovenous communication
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy


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