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 .
- Theodor H. Schiebler (Ed.): Anatomie. Histology, history of development, macroscopic and microscopic anatomy, topography. Taking into account the item catalog. 9th, completely revised edition. Springer, Heidelberg 2005, ISBN 3-540-21966-8 .