maxillary artery

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maxillary artery

[′mak·sə‚ler·ē ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A branch of the external carotid artery which supplies the deep structures of the face (internal maxillary) and the side of the face and nose (external maxillary).
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16) Only one of our three patients (patient 3) experienced any significant vascular injury: a distal internal maxillary artery laceration that was detected and treated.
After angiography failed to demonstrate any active bleeding with the balloon in place, he underwent embolization of both distal internal maxillary arteries and the right facial artery with Gelfoam pledgets.
Superselective catheterization of the right lingual artery and the right internal maxillary artery was then carried out with a Rapid Transit microcatheter (Cordis; Miami Lakes, Fla.

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