External Carotid Artery

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NETTER, Frank. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 4th edition. 2006. ISBN 13 978-1-4160-3385-1.

External carotid artery

Branches of External Carotid Artery[✎ edit | edit source]

  • External carotid artery has 8 branches
  • The branches are the following:
  1. Ascending pharyngeal
  2. Superior thyroid
  3. Lingual
  4. Occipital
  5. Facial
  6. Maxillary
  7. Posterior auricular
  8. Superficial temporal

Medial Branches[✎ edit | edit source]

  • Ascending pharyngeal

Posterior Branches[✎ edit | edit source]

  1. Occipital
  2. Posterior auricular

Anterior Branches[✎ edit | edit source]

  1. Superior thyroid
  2. Lingual
    1. Dorsal lingual
    2. Sublingual
    3. Deep lingual
  3. Facial
    1. Submental
    2. Inferior labial
    3. Superior labial
    4. Angular
  4. Maxillary

Terminal Branch[✎ edit | edit source]

  • Superficial temporal
  1. Transverse facial
  2. Zygomatico-orbital
  3. Parietal branch (of superficial temporal)
  4. Frontal branch (of superficial temporal)

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