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Arteries

Infraorbital Artery

Origin The infraorbital artery originates from the infraorbital foramen along with the infraorbital nerve and is a terminal branch of the maxillary artery. Insertion Along most of its course and on exiting the foramen, this small artery which has the diameter of approx. 1.0 mm accompanies the

Occipital Artery

The occipital artery arises from the posterior surface of the external carotid artery, and goes through Internal carotid artery Internal jugular vein, and vagus and accessory nerves. Origin The occipital artery arises from the posterior surface of the external carotid artery, in proportion to the angle of the

Maxillary Artery

The maxillary artery is the bigger terminal branch of the external carotid artery. It runs horizontally forward up to the lower border of lower head of lateral pterygoid and the point of origin is behind the neck of the mandible. Now it crosses the lower head of

Stylomastoid Artery

Origin Stylomastoid artery arises from the posterior auricular artery. It originates from a large superficial trunk which circulates the occipital artery zone in around 50% of occurrences and it originates straight from the distal external carotid artery into the remaining 50% of occurences. Insertion • The stylomastoid

Common Carotid Arteries

They can be called the main arteries of the head and neck. There are 2 common carotid arteries: left and right.   Origin The right common carotid artery originates behind the sternoclavicular joint, in neck from brachiocephalic trunk (innominate artery). The left common carotid artery originates directly

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