Anterior ethmoidal artery

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Anterior ethmoidal artery
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The ophthalmic artery and its branches
(anterior and posterior ethmoid labeled at left)
Details
Latin Arteria ethmoidalis anterior
Supplies Anterior and middle ethmoidal cells, frontal sinus
Source
Ophthalmic artery
Branches
Anterior meningeal artery and nasal branches
Ethmoidal veins
Identifiers
Gray's p.570
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12154250
TA A12.2.06.039
FMA FMA:49986
Anatomical terminology

The anterior ethmoidal artery, also anterior ethmoid artery is an artery of the head.

Course[edit]

Once it branches from the ophthalmic artery, it accompanies the nasociliary nerve through the anterior ethmoidal canal to supply the anterior and middle ethmoidal cells, frontal sinus, and anterosuperior aspect of the lateral nasal wall.

Branches[edit]

When entering the cranium, it gives off:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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