Buccinator artery

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 20 May 2017

The buccinator artery is a small branch from the second part of the maxillary artery. It runs obliquely forward, between the medial pterygoid and the insertion of the temporalis, to the outer surface of the buccinator, to which it is distributed, anastomosing with branches of the facial artery and with the infraorbital artery 1.

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Cases and figures

  • Internal maxillary artery - Gray's anatomy illustration
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  • Internal maxillary artery branches - Gray's anatomy illustration
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