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Suprahyoid Branch of Lingual Artery
Cardiovascular System

Suprahyoid Branch of Lingual Artery

Ramus suprahyoideus arteriae lingualis

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The suprahyoid branch of the lingular artery arises from the lingual artery, a branch of the external carotid artery.


The suprahyoid traverses medially along the superior border of the hyoid bone.


There are no named branches, however, the suprahyoid branch anastomosis with its fellow branch from the opposite side.

Supplied Structures

The suprahyoid branch of the lingual artery supplies the suprahyoid muscles, including hyoglossus, geniohyoid, mylohyoid, and stylohyoid.

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