Supratrochlear artery

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Supratrochlear artery
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The ophthalmic artery and its branches (supratrochlear artery labeled at center top)
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The arteries of the face and scalp (supratrochlear artery labeled at upper right, above eye)
Details
Latin Arteria supratrochlearis, arteria frontalis
Source Ophthalmic artery
Supplies Forehead: integument, muscles, and pericranium
Identifiers
Gray's p.570
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12156189
TA A12.2.06.048
FMA 50025
Anatomical terminology

The supratrochlear artery (or frontal artery), one of the terminal branches of the ophthalmic artery, branches off where the ophthalmic artery travels posterior to the trochlea.

Course[edit]

It leaves the orbit at its medial angle by piercing the orbital septum with the supratrochlear nerve, and, ascending on the forehead, supplies the integument, muscles, and pericranium, anastomosing with the supraorbital artery, and with the artery of the opposite side.

References[edit]

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

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