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Could you lose function to certain parts of the body if nerves around a internal or external carotid artery were cut?

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Dr. Neel Karne
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In brief: Yes

There are two main nerves that are in the area of the carotid artery.
Above the bifurcation of the Internal and external carotid is the hypglossal which controls the toungue. If cut, the toungue will deviate to the side of the injury. The other main nerve is the vagus. It is located between the common carotid and int jugular, if cut would be disasterous

In brief: Yes

There are two main nerves that are in the area of the carotid artery.
Above the bifurcation of the Internal and external carotid is the hypglossal which controls the toungue. If cut, the toungue will deviate to the side of the injury. The other main nerve is the vagus. It is located between the common carotid and int jugular, if cut would be disasterous
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