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The rich vascularity of most part of the head and neck is mainly maintained by the external carotid artery through its branches. So knowledge of variations of external carotid artery, its branching pattern and its position is mandatory to avoid complications during various surgeries and radiological procedures. A rare anatomic variant of origin of facial and lingual artery was found in a fifty five year old male cadaver during routine undergraduate dissection program. The facial artery arose as a common trunk with the lingual artery as  lingo-facial trunk, with other branches being normal.

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