Facial artery

Facial artery


Originates from the anterior side of the external carotid artery, where it then rises superiorly through the deep structures of the neck until it reaches the mandible.

It then curves around the inferior border of mandible, anterior to the master muscle. From there it undergoes a tortuous path superomedially, where it becomes the angular artery at the medial border of the eye.


The facial artery supplies the muscles of mastication as well as several other muscles of the face.


Facial pulse can be felt on the inferior side of the mandible in line with the corners of the mouth.

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