maxillary artery

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max·il·lar·y ar·ter·y

[TA]
primary artery of the infratemporal fossa; origin, external carotid; branches, first (retromandibular) part: deep auricular, anterior tympanic; second (infratemporal part: middle meningeal, inferior alveolar, masseteric, deep temporal, buccal; third (pterygopalatine) part: posterior superior alveolar, infraorbital, descending palatine, artery of pterygoid canal, sphenopalatine.

maxillary artery

Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw; Gk, arteria, airpipe
either of two larger terminal branches of the external carotid arteries that rise from the neck of the mandible near the parotid gland and divide into six branches, supplying the deep structures of the face.

max·il·lar·y ar·te·ry

(mak'si-lar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; branches, deep auricular, anterior tympanic, middle meningeal, inferior alveolar, masseteric, deep temporal, buccal, posterior superior alveolar, infraorbital, descending palatine, artery of pterygoid canal, sphenopalatine.
Synonym(s): arteria maxillaris [TA] .

max·il·lar·y ar·te·ry

(mak'si-lar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Primary artery of the infratemporal fossa.
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Ramli, "Non-pulsatile traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the internal maxillary artery following trauma to mandible," Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
In this patient, the missile's trajectory went from posterosuperior (above the left zygomatic arch) to anteroinferior (left posteroinferior lateral nasal wall); angiography of his left external carotid artery clearly demonstrated an injury to the distal internal maxillary artery.
Superselective catheterization of the right lingual artery and the right internal maxillary artery was then carried out with a Rapid Transit microcatheter (Cordis; Miami Lakes, Fla.
If the trocar enters the pterygomaxillary space, it could damage the internal maxillary artery, the infraorbital nerve, or branches of the trigeminal nerve.

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