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Deep Branch of Supraorbital Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Deep Branch of Supraorbital Artery (Right)

Ramus profundus arteriae supraorbitalis

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Origin

The deep branch of the supraorbital artery arises from the ophthalmic artery as it emerges from the supraorbital foramen/notch.

Course

The deep branch of the supraorbital artery ascends on the forehead.

Branches

There are no named branches; however, it forms and anastomoses with the superficial temporal and supratrochlear arteries.

Supplied Structures

The deep branch of the supraorbital artery supplies the skin and muscles of the forehead and scalp.

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Supraorbital Artery

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The supraorbital artery arises from the ophthalmic artery as it lies medial to the optic nerve and runs medially and superiorly, through the supraorbital foramen, to supply the frontal sinus, levator palpebrae muscle, and skin of the forehead (Behera et al., 2018).

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