Ascending palatine artery
The ascending palatine artery (" ascending palatal artery") is an artery of the head.
In humans, the ascending palatine artery arises from the initial section of the facial artery and extends between the styloglossus and stylopharyngeus muscles laterally to the pharynx and, further along, between the superior pharyngeal constrictor and medial pterygoid muscles to close to the base of the skull .
The vessel divides into two branches near the levator veli palatini muscle . One follows the course of this muscle, supplies it, bends at the upper edge of the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle and supplies the soft palate and the palatine glands, forming anastomoses with the vessel on the other side and the descending palatine artery . The second branch passes through the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle and supplies the palatine tonsil and the eustachian tube , anastomising with the almond branch of the facial artery and the ascending pharyngeal artery .
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