Angular artery

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Facial arteries of man

The angular artery ("(eye) angular artery") is an artery of the head. It represents the terminal branch of the facial artery after the superior lip artery emerges .

The angular artery, embedded in the levator labii superioris muscle , runs upwards to the inner corner of the eye . In its course, it sends branches in the area of ​​the cheek, which anastomose with the sub-ocular artery . The angular artery supplies the structures in the inner corner of the eye such as the tear sac , parts of the eyelids and the orbicularis oculi muscle .


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