Lateral nasal branch of facial artery

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Artery: Lateral nasal branch of facial artery
The arteries of the face and scalp. (Lateral nasal labeled at center right.)
Latin ramus lateralis nasi arteriae facialis
Gray's subject #144 556
Source facial artery   

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

The lateral nasal branch of facial artery (lateral nasal artery) is derived from the facial artery as that vessel ascends along the side of the nose.

It supplies the ala and dorsum of the nose, anastomosing with its fellow, with the septal and alar branches, with the dorsal nasal branch of the ophthalmic, and with the infraorbital branch of the internal maxillary.

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