Submited on: 06 Jul 2012 03:29:41 AM GMT
Published on: 06 Jul 2012 09:42:32 PM GMT

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    This case report examines a rare variation of the origin of the lingua and facial artery as the common trunk from both external carotid arteries.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    This would be a nice seminar at a hospital or university for anyone involved in head and neck surgery.

  • Other Comments:

    There are well known variations in the branching pattern of the carotid system.  Variations in the origin and branches of the external carotid artery on both sides are rare findings. The information in this case report is useful knowledge for both surgeons and radiologists.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.Facio-Lingual Arterial Trunk of the External Carotid Artey[Review of the article 'Bilateral Facio- Lingual Arterial Trunk From External Carotid Artery: A Case Report ' by Koirala S].WebmedCentral 2012;3(7):WMCRW002055
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