Superior labial artery
The superior labial artery (superior labial branch of facial artery) is larger and more egregious than the inferior labial artery.
|Superior labial artery|
|Vein||superior labial vein|
|Supplies||upper lip, nasal septum, ala of the nose|
|Latin||ramus labialis superior arteriae facialis, arteria labialis superior|
It supplies the upper lip, and gives off in its course two or three vessels which ascend to the nose; a septal branch ramifies on the nasal septum as far as the point of the nose, and an alar branch supplies the ala of the nose.
- Anatomy figure: 23:05-05 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Superficial arteries of the face."
- lesson9 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (nasalseptumart)