facial artery


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fa·cial ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, anterior branch (typically, the third) of the external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.

fa·cial ar·te·ry

(fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.
Synonym(s): arteria facialis [TA] .

facial artery

One of the main branches of the external carotid artery. The facial artery crosses the lower edge of the jaw bone about half way back and divides into numerous branches to supply the skin and muscles of the face and the lining of the mouth, throat and tonsil.

fa·cial ar·te·ry

(fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, anterior branch (typically, the third) of the external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.
Synonym(s): external maxillary artery.
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Shetty, "Reconstruction of intraoral defects using facial artery musculomucosal flap," British Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol.
Pseudoaneurysm of the proximal facial artery presenting as oropharyngeal hemorrhage.
The relevant musculature is best understood as it relates to the facial artery. The facial artery is deep to the platysma, risorius, zygomaticus major and minor, levator labii superioris, and levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscles.
Anatomical basis and results of the facial artery musculomucosal flap for oral reconstruction.
(2006) examined 284 half-heads and observed the behavior and distribution of the facial and upper lip arteries; in 47.5%, facial artery was bifurcated in the upper lip and in the lateral nasal arteries; in 8.4%, facial artery ends as the upper lip artery; and in 3.8%, the angle of the artery appears directly from facial artery rather than as the completion of the lateral nasal artery.
Key Words: Marginal mandibular nerve facial artery rami relation.
The facial artery and the posterior facial vein groove the posterior part of the gland.
D) A collateral blood supply to the hemipalate exists from ascending palatine branch of facial artery.
All mandibular branches were above the mandibular margin as it crossed the facial artery. In 16 specimens, all branches passed over the facial artery; in the other 8, they straddled the facial artery.
Distal to the parotid gland, danger areas where nerve branches became superficial were distal temporal, lower buccal, upper mandibular branches over the masseter muscle, marginal mandibular as it crossed the facial artery (Rudolph, 1990) (5).
Using the Test t of Student (Table I) it was not observed a significant difference (p [menor que o igual a] 0,05) among the pairs of the average of the distances between the origins of the lingual artery with the facial artery and the superior thyroid artery of both sides.