Buccal artery

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Head arteries of man

The arteria buccalis ("cheek artery") is an artery of the head and one of the branches of the middle section of the arteria maxillaris . It extends between the medial pterygoid muscle and the insertion of the temporalis muscle on the outer surface of the buccinator muscle , where it branches out and anastomoses with the facial and infraorbital arteries .

The buccal artery supplies the cheek .

Literature and Sources

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