Posterior lateral nasal arteries

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Posterior lateral nasal arteries
Source sphenopalatine artery
Latin arteriae nasales posteriores laterales
TA A12.2.05.089
FMA 71689
Anatomical terminology

The sphenopalatine artery passes through the sphenopalatine foramen into the cavity of the nose, at the back part of the superior meatus. Here it gives off its posterior lateral nasal branches which spread forward over the conchæ and meatuses, anastomose with the ethmoidal arteries and the nasal branches of the descending palatine, and assist in supplying the frontal, maxillary, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)