Zygomatico-orbital artery

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Zygomatico-orbital artery
Details
Latin arteria zygomaticoorbitalis
Source
middle temporal
Identifiers
Gray's p.558
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12156533
TA A12.2.05.049
FMA FMA:49663
Anatomical terminology

The middle temporal artery occasionally gives off a zygomatico-orbital branch, which runs along the upper border of the zygomatic arch, between the two layers of the temporal fascia, to the lateral angle of the orbit.

This branch, which may arise directly from the superficial temporal artery, supplies the Orbicularis oculi, and anastomoses with the lacrimal and palpebral branches of the ophthalmic artery.

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