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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Sphenopalatine artery ligation: An alternative to internal maxillary artery ligation for intractable posterior epistaxis.
In this patient, the missile's trajectory went from posterosuperior (above the left zygomatic arch) to anteroinferior (left posteroinferior lateral nasal wall); angiography of his left external carotid artery clearly demonstrated an injury to the distal internal maxillary artery.
If the trocar enters the pterygomaxillary space, it could damage the internal maxillary artery, the infraorbital nerve, or branches of the trigeminal nerve.