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Pharyngeal Branch of Maxillary Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Pharyngeal Branch of Maxillary Artery (Right)

Ramus pharyngeus arteriae maxillaris

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The pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery arises from the maxillary artery (Netter, 2011).


The pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery enters the palatovaginal (pharyngeal) canal, a narrow canal in the roof of the nasal cavity.


There are no named branches.

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The pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery provides arterial supply to the mucosa of the roof of the nose, the nasopharynx, sphenoid air sinus, and the auditory tube (pharyngotympanic or Eustachian tube).


Netter, F. H. (2011) Atlas of Human Anatomy. Saunders/Elsevier.

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Maxillary Artery

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The maxillary artery is the larger terminal branch of the external carotid artery arises in the parotid gland behind the neck of the mandible and crosses the infratemporal fossa to enter the pterygopalatine fossa through the pterygomaxillary fissure.

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