Artery of the pterygoid canal

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Artery: Artery of the pterygoid canal
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Art. of pterygoid canal visible at upper right.)
Latin arteria canilis pterygoidei
Gray's subject #146 568
Source internal carotid artery   
/ Elsevier

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The artery of the pterygoid canal (Vidian artery) is a small, inconstant branch which passes into the pterygoid canal and anastomoses with a branch of the internal maxillary artery.

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