An anatomical study of the facial artery.

@article{Niranjan1988AnAS,
  title={An anatomical study of the facial artery.},
  author={Niri S. Niranjan},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
The anatomical variations encountered in the dissection of 50 facial arteries in 25 adult preserved cadavers are presented. The facial artery was symmetrical in 17 of 25 (68%) of the dissections. The facial artery terminated as an angular facial artery in 34 (68%), a lateral nasal vessel in 13 (26%), and a superior labial vessel in 2 (4%); in 1 (2%) the facial artery terminated at the alar base. A longer course was identified in 5 (10%) facial arteries. The use of nasolabial flap (skin, full… CONTINUE READING

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