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Middle Superior Alveolar Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Middle Superior Alveolar Artery (Left)

Arteria alveolaris superior media

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Quick Facts

Origin: Infraorbital artery.

Course: Descends in lateral wall of maxillary sinus.

Branches: Dental and peridental branches.

Supplied Structures: Canine and lateral incisor teeth of maxillary dental arcade, maxillary sinus.

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Origin

The middle superior alveolar arteries arise from the infraorbital artery as it passes through the infraorbital canal. This artery is not always present.

Course

The middle superior alveolar arteries descend within the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus (Standring, 2016).

Branches

The middle superior alveolar arteries divide into dental and peridental branches. They also form anastomoses with the anterior and posterior superior alveolar arteries.

Supplied Structures

The middle superior alveolar arteries supply the canine and lateral incisor teeth of the upper jaw. Additionally, it supplies the lateral aspect of the maxillary sinus.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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