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8 08, 2018

Trigeminal Nerve

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:04:30+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

Trigeminal Nerve is a mixed nerve consisting of both the motor and sensory fibres but mainly it's sensory. It is the 5th cranial nerve. It includes three large nerves: ophthalmic, maxillary and mandibular, therefore the name trigeminal nerve. It's a motor nerve to the muscles of mastication and many small muscles and the main sensory [...]

8 08, 2018

Infraorbital Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:12:41+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

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 circulation of the nerve and circulates [...]

8 08, 2018

Arteries of the Brain

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T10:59:06+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The blood supply to the brain is supplied by 4 arteries: 2 vertebral arteries and 2 internal carotid arteries. The 2 vertebral arteries goes into the skull via the foramen magnum and link at the lower border of the pons to create the basilar artery, which ascends in the midline on the ventral surface of [...]

8 08, 2018

Occipital Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:16:40+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

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. Occipital Artery Origin The occipital artery arises from the posterior surface of the external carotid artery, in proportion to the angle of the mandible, and [...]

8 08, 2018

Superficial Temporal Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-09-11T07:11:02+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

Superficial temporal artery is one of the main arteries of the scalp. It supplies anterior and posterior quadrants of the scalp posterior part of the face, auricle, parotid gland etc. This artery commences as the smaller terminal branch of the external carotid artery. It is formed behind the neck of the mandible. It [...]

8 08, 2018

Stylomastoid Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:19:55+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

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. Stylomastoid Artery Insertion • The stylomastoid artery travels [...]

8 08, 2018

Transverse Facial Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-09-11T11:28:39+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

It supplies anterolateral aspect of the face. Commencement from the superficial temporal artery within the parotid gland. The transverse facial artery is in a transitional position relative to the vessels of the scalp and those of the face proper. It is involved in the equilibrium between these two systems. It usually arises directly [...]

8 08, 2018

Supratrochlear artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:23:09+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

Origin The supratrochlear artery originates from the ophthalmic artery and is the generally bigger concluding branch. Insertion It perforates the orbital septum after arising from the ophthalmic artery and also travels in the superior and medial part of the orbit, medial towards the supratrochlear nerve. Via the supratrochlear notch that is located medial [...]

8 08, 2018

Facial Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:56:38+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The facial artery is the main artery of the face. In the face it is found within the muscles of facial expression. The artery is tortuous in its facial course. It Commences from the external carotid artery within the carotid triangle. It is formed just above the greater horn of the hyoid bone. [...]

8 08, 2018

Lingual Artery

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T10:26:39+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Arteries, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The lingual artery originates just over the superior thyroid artery at the plane of the hyoid bone from the anterior surface of the external carotid artery, travels deep towards the hypoglossal nerve [XII] and goes among the middle constrictor and hyoglossus muscles. Lingual Artery Insertion The lingual artery emerges through the [...]