Lingual artery

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 09 Dec 2021

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

Summary

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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Cases and figures

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  • Figure 3: tongue vessels (Gray's illustration)
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