Anterior lateral malleolar artery

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Artery: Anterior lateral malleolar artery
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Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries
(anterior lateral malleolar arterylabeled at bottom left.)
Latin Arteria malleolaris anterior lateralis
Gray's p.635
Source Anterior tibial artery

The anterior lateral malleolar artery (lateral anterior malleolar artery, external malleolar artery) is an artery in the ankle.

The anterior lateral malleolar artery a branch of the anterior tibial artery. It passes beneath the tendons of the extensor digitorum longus and fibularis tertius and supplies the lateral side of the ankle. It forms anastomoses with the perforating branch of the fibular artery, and with ascending twigs from the lateral tarsal artery.

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

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