Lingual artery

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 9 Dec 2021

The lingual artery is one of the branches of the external carotid artery and supplies the oral floor and tongue.


Variant anatomy

The facial artery may arise from a common trunk with the lingual artery, the linguofacial trunk 2. In addition, the artery may arise with the superior thyroid artery as well as the facial artery from a common trunk, forming the thyrolinguofacial trunk 2

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