Zygomatico-orbital artery

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The middle temporal artery occasionally gives off a zygomatico-orbital branch, which runs along the upper border of the zygomatic arch, between the two layers of the temporal fascia, to the lateral angle of the orbit.

Zygomatico-orbital artery
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Sourcemiddle temporal
Identifiers
Latinarteria zygomaticoorbitalis
TAA12.2.05.049
FMA49663
Anatomical terminology

This branch, which may arise directly from the superficial temporal artery, supplies the orbicularis oculi, and anastomoses with the lacrimal and palpebral branches of the ophthalmic artery.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 558 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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