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Deep Lingual Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Deep Lingual Artery (Left)

Arteria profunda linguae

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Origin

The deep lingual artery is the terminal part of the lingual artery (the third part of the lingual artery) after the sublingual artery is given off.

Course

At the anterior border of the hyoglossus muscle, the deep lingual artery ascends between the genioglossus muscle medially and the inferior longitudinal muscle of the tongue laterally. It passes forwards in a tortuous manner near the lingual surface adjacent to the frenulum. Here it is accompanied by the lingual nerve.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The deep lingual artery supplies the tongue.

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