Posterior septal branches of sphenopalatine artery

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Posterior septal branches of sphenopalatine artery
Source Sphenopalatine artery
Latin Rami septales posteriores arteriae sphenopalatinae
TA A12.2.05.090
FMA 71690
Anatomical terminology

Crossing the under surface of the sphenoid the sphenopalatine artery ends on the nasal septum as the posterior septal branches; these anastomose with the ethmoidal arteries and the septal branch of the superior labial; one branch descends in a groove on the vomer to the incisive canal and anastomoses with the descending palatine artery.


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