sphenopalatine artery


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Related to sphenopalatine artery: Descending palatine artery, Greater palatine artery, Ascending palatine artery

sphe·no·pal·a·tine ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, third part of maxillary; distribution, posterior portion of lateral nasal wall and septum; anastomoses, branches of descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital.
Synonym(s): arteria sphenopalatina [TA]

sphenopalatine artery

the largest vessel supplying the nasal cavity; the terminal branch of the maxillary artery in the pterygopalatine fossa.

sphe·no·pal·a·tine ar·te·ry

(sfēn'ō-pal'ă-tīn ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, third part of maxillary; distribution, posterior portion of lateral nasal wall and septum; anastomoses, branches of descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital.
Synonym(s): arteria sphenopalatina [TA] .

sphenopalatine artery

An end branch of the maxillary artery; it runs into the posterior nasal cavity and it also supplies blood to the frontal, maxillary, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses. Its branches include the posterior lateral nasal and posterior septal arteries, and it anastomoses with the ethmoidal, greater palatine, and superior labial arteries.
See also: artery
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Following successful ligation of the sphenopalatine artery and control of hemorrhage, no further nasal packing was placed in the operating room.
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The final injection is placed below the posterior end of the middle turbinate in the lateral wall of the nose in the area where the sphenopalatine artery enters the nose (figure 2, F).
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Endoscopic ligation of the sphenopalatine artery was performed, and the tumor was carefully debulked with suction cautery and bipolar forceps.