Tonsillar branch of the facial artery

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Artery: Tonsillar branch of the facial artery
The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side. (Tonsillar labeled at center.)
Latin Ramus tonsillaris arteriae facialis
Gray's p.555
Source Facial artery

The tonsillar branch of the facial artery ascends between the pterygoideus internus and styloglossus muscles, and then along the side of the pharynx, perforating the constrictor pharyngis superior, to ramify in the substance of the palatine tonsil and root of the tongue.


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

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