World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Carotid tubercle

Article Id: WHEBN0001564497
Reproduction Date:

Title: Carotid tubercle  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject:
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Carotid tubercle

Carotid tubercle
Latin tuberculum caroticum
Code Template:TerminologiaAnatomica

Chassaignac tubercle (or the carotid tubercle) is the name given to the anterior tubercle of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra, separating the carotid artery from the vertebral artery and against which the carotid artery may be compressed by the finger.

It is named for Charles Marie Édouard Chassaignac, French doctor. Applied aspect-in case of supraventricular tachycardia,the carotid artery can be massaged against this tubercle to relieve the symptoms.

The Chassaignac tubercle is used as a landmark by anesthesiologists for local anesthesia of the brachial plexus and the cervical plexus using the supraclavicular approach.


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.