Posterior septal branches of sphenopalatine artery

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Artery: Posterior septal branches of sphenopalatine artery
Latin rami septales posteriores arteriae sphenopalatinae
Gray's subject #144 562
Source sphenopalatine artery   
/ Elsevier

Crossing the under surface of the sphenoid the sphenopalatine artery ends on the nasal septum as the posterior septal branches; these anastomose with the ethmoidal arteries and the septal branch of the superior labial; one branch descends in a groove on the vomer to the incisive canal and anastomoses with the descending palatine artery.

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