Carotid tubercle of Chassaignac

Carotid tubercle : The anterior tubercle of the transverse process of 6th cervical vertebra is large and called carotid tubercle of Chassaignac because the common carotid artery can be compressed against it , medial to the anterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle.This is an important clinical anatomy of neck region.Dr. Dinesh Gupta

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The anterior tubercle of the sixth cervical vertebra is known as the carotid tubercle or Chassaignac tubercle. This separates the carotid artery from the vertebral artery and the carotid artery can be massaged against this tubercle to relieve the symptoms of supraventricular tachycardia..

NICE. INFORMATIVE UPDATE... OF CAROTID. TUBERCLE CHASSAIGNAC... AGAIN... THANKS. A. LOT SIR@ DR. VIMAL. MODI. JI

Thanks Sir ....
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