Tonsillar branch of the facial artery

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Tonsillar branch of the facial artery
The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side. (Tonsillar labeled at center.)
Source Facial artery
Latin Ramus tonsillaris arteriae facialis
TA A12.2.05.022
FMA 49558
Anatomical terminology

The tonsillar branch of the facial artery ascends between the pterygoideus internus and styloglossus muscles, and then along the side of the pharynx, perforating the constrictor pharyngis superior, to ramify in the substance of the palatine tonsil and root of the tongue.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 555 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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