Buccinator artery

Andrew Murphy and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The buccinator artery is a small branch from the second part of the maxillary artery. It runs obliquely forward, between the medial pterygoid and the insertion of the temporalis, to the outer surface of the buccinator, to which it is distributed, anastomosing with branches of the facial artery and with the infraorbital artery 1.

Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 4670
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
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  • Internal maxillary artery - Gray's anatomy illustration
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