Buccal artery

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Buccal artery
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Branches of the maxillary artery
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Plan of branches of maxillary artery
Details
Latin Arteria buccalis, arteria buccinatoria
Supplies Cheek and buccinator muscle
7th and 8th intercostal space
Source
Maxillary artery (2nd part)
Branches
7th and 8th posterior intercostal arteries
Identifiers
Gray's p.561
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12153571
TA A12.2.05.074
FMA FMA:49754
Anatomical terminology

The buccal artery (buccinator artery) is a small artery in the head. It branches off the second part of the maxillary artery and supplies the cheek and buccinator muscle.

Course[edit]

It runs obliquely forward, between the pterygoideus internus and the insertion of the temporalis, to the outer surface of the buccinator, to which it is distributed, anastomosing with branches of the facial artery and with the infraorbital. From the infraorbital area, it descends bilaterally in the superficial face along the lateral margin of the nose, then running anti-parallel to the facial artery across the lateral oral region.

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References[edit]

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

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