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Mylohyoid Branch of Inferior Alveolar Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Mylohyoid Branch of Inferior Alveolar Artery (Left)

Ramus mylohyoideus arteriae alveolaris inferioris

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Origin

The mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar artery arises from the inferior alveolar artery before it enters the mandibular canal.

Course

The mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar artery pierces the sphenomandibular ligament and descends to the mylohyoid muscle on the inner surface of the ramus of the mandible, accompanied by the mylohyoid nerve in the mylohyoid groove.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar artery anastomosis with the submental branch of the facial artery.

Supplied Structures

The mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar artery supplies the mylohyoid muscle.

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