Triple premasseteric branches of facial artery

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E168-E169
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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