Anatomical variations in the branches of maxillary artery: A case report

Quadros, Lydia S and Babu, Arathy and Bhat, Nandini and Ankolekar, Vrinda Hari and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2013) Anatomical variations in the branches of maxillary artery: A case report. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 32 (32). pp. 1271-1273. ISSN 2230 – 7885

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A variation in the course and branches of the maxillary artery is well documented. In the present case, we came across variations in the branching pattern of the first and second parts maxillary artery in the right infratemporal fossa. It was noted that the Middle meningeal and accessory meningeal arteries took origin from the second part of maxillary artery and the deeptemporal arteries aroused from the first part in common with the inferior alveolar artery and also from the second part of the maxillary artery. The second part of maxillary artery and its branches passed deep to the lateral pterygoid muscle and superficial to the branches of mandibular nerve. Rest of the branches had a normal origin. Such variations are of clinical importance for the surgeons in performing surgeries and also for the radiologists in interpretation of the radiological images.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infratemporal fossa; Intra-arterial chemotherapy; Maxillary artery
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 04:18
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2013 11:25

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