Mental artery

The mental artery is a terminal branch of the inferior alveolar artery which itself is a branch of the first part of the maxillary artery. It emerges onto the face from the mandibular canal with the mental nerve at the mental foramen, and supplies muscles and skin in the chin region. The mental artery anastomoses with the inferior labial and submental arteries.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 4666
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, cases
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