Branches of the maxillary artery
Plan of branches of maxillary artery
|Source||Maxillary artery (2nd part)|
|Branches||7th and 8th posterior intercostal arteries|
|Supplies||Cheek and buccinator muscle
7th and 8th intercostal space
|Latin||Arteria buccalis, arteria buccinatoria|
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.