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Normal Anatomy

Facial artery

the third anterior branch of the external carotid artery (above the superior thyroid and lingual arteries). The facial artery supplies mainly the bucca but also submental areas, glands and palatine areas. See blood vessels, face (II), Fig. 1, blood vessels, face (II), Fig. 2, blood vessels, face (II), Fig. 4, blood vessels, face (II), Fig. 6

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