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Facial artery

The facial artery is one of the branches of the external carotid artery and supplies blood to the structures of the face.

  • origin: branch of the external carotid artery a little above the level of the lingual
  • course: ascends anteriorly through the cheek with a tortuous route towards the nasolabial fold
  • branches
    • cervical
      • ascending palatine artery
      • tonsillar branch
      • submental artery
      • glandular branches
    • facial
      • inferior labial artery
      • superior labial artery
      • lateral nasal branch
  • termination: anterior face as angular artery (terminal branch)
  • key relationships: terminal portion accompanied by the greater occipital nerve

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