Angular artery (facial artery branch)

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 11 Apr 2023

The angular artery is the terminal branch of the facial artery.

It becomes the angular artery after the lateral nasal artery branch from the facial artery. It courses superiorly along the lateral border of the external nose to the medial canthus. It is accompanied by the angular vein, which drains into the facial vein.

NB: This should not be confused with the terminal middle cerebral artery (MCA) branch with the same name (angular artery (MCA branch)).

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