Artery of the pterygoid canal
|Artery: Artery of the pterygoid canal|
Plan of branches of the maxillary artery
(artery of the pterygoid canal visible at upper right)
|Latin||arteria canalis pterygoidei|
From external carotid artery
In this case; the artery passes backward along the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve. It is distributed to the upper part of the pharynx and to the auditory tube, sending into the tympanic cavity a small branch which anastomoses with the other tympanic arteries.
From Internal carotid artery
In this case; the artery passes backward along the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve. It The artery is a small, inconstant branch which passes into the pterygoid canal and anastomoses with a branch of the maxillary artery.
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