- Angular artery
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Latin = arteria angularis
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Caption = Bloodvessels of the eyelids, front view. 1,
supraorbital arteryand supraorbital vein; 2, nasal artery; 3, angular artery, the terminal branch of 4, the facial artery; 5, suborbital artery; 6, anterior branch of the superficial temporal artery; 6’, malar branch of the transverse artery of the face; 7, lacrimal artery; 8, superior palpebral arterywith 8’, its external arch; 9, anastomoses of the superior palpebralwith the superficial temporaland lacrimal; 10, inferior palpebral artery; 11, facial vein; 12, angular vein; 13, branch of the superficial temporal vein.
Caption2 = The arteries of the face and scalp. (Angular labeled at center right.)
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The angular artery is the terminal part of the
facial artery; it ascends to the medial angle of the eye's orbit, imbedded in the fibers of the angular head of the Quadratus labii superioris, and accompanied by the angular vein.
On the cheek it distributes branches which anastomose with the
infraorbital; after supplying the lacrimal sacand Orbicularis oculi, it ends by anastomosing with the dorsal nasal branchof the ophthalmic artery.
* [http://www.stchas.edu/divisions/aao/ace/science/modelpics/circulatory/head.shtml Diagram at stchas.edu]
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