Angular artery (facial artery branch)

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 MCA branch with the same name (angular artery (MCA branch)).

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 66819
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Angular arteries (facial artery branch)

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