Triple Premasseteric Branches of Facial Artery

Nayak, Satheesha B (2019) Triple Premasseteric Branches of Facial Artery. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 30 (2). pp. 168-169. ISSN 1049-2275

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Abstract

Facial artery is known to show variations in its origin,course, termination, and branching pattern. One of its reported variant branch is called premasseteric branch. During our dissection classes, it was observed that an elderly male cadaver had 3 premasseteic branches arising from the facial artery. The first and second premasseteric branches passed deep to masseter under its anterior border, whereas the third premasseteric branch terminated by anastomosing with the infraorbital artery. This case could be of importance to maxillofacial surgeons, craniofacial surgeons,and plastic surgeons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Face; Facial artery; Premasseteric; Variation
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 06:14
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 06:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153445

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