Lateral nasal branch of facial artery

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Lateral nasal branch of facial artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp. (Lateral nasal labeled at center right.)
Details
Latin ramus lateralis nasi arteriae facialis
Supplies ala and dorsum of the nose
Source
facial artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.556
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12690506
TA A12.2.05.028
FMA FMA:49580
Anatomical terminology

The lateral nasal branch of facial artery (lateral nasal artery) is derived from the facial artery as that vessel ascends along the side of the nose.

Supplies[edit]

It supplies the ala and dorsum of the nose, anastomosing with its fellow, with the septal and alar branches, with the dorsal nasal branch of the ophthalmic artery, and with the infraorbital branch of the internal maxillary.

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