lateral nasal branch of facial artery

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lateral nasal branch of facial artery

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branch of facial artery to the side of the nose (ala and dorsum); anastomoses with its contralateral partner, as well as the septal and alar branches of the superior labial, the dorsal nasal branch of the ophthalmic, and the infraorbital branch of the maxillary artery.

lat·er·al na·sal branch of fa·cial ar·te·ry

(lat'ĕr-ăl nā'zăl branch fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Branch of facial artery to the side of the nose (ala and dorsum); anastomoses with its contralateral partner, as well as the septal and alar branches of the superior labial, the dorsal nasal branch of the ophthalmic, and the infraorbital branch of the maxillary artery.
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classified dorsal nasal artery courses into five patterns; bilateral dorsal nasal arteries with unequal sizes, random distribution, a single dorsal nasal artery anastomosis with contralateral/ipsilateral lateral nasal artery, or bilateral lateral nasal arteries.
The facial artery has four main branches in the face: the inferior labial artery, superior labial artery, alar artery and lateral nasal artery, and terminates as the angular artery.
(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.
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