internal maxillary artery


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Related to internal maxillary artery: external maxillary artery, sphenopalatine artery
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Noun1.internal maxillary artery - the maxillary artery that supplies deep structure of the face and some of the meningesinternal maxillary artery - the maxillary artery that supplies deep structure of the face and some of the meninges
arteria maxillaris, maxillary artery - either of two arteries branching from the external carotid artery and supplying structure of the face
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Endoscopic ligation of the internal maxillary artery for treatment of intractable posterior epistaxis.
The angiograms confirmed the presence of a dissecting posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm of the medium-distal portion of the internal maxillary artery (Figure 2).
Angiography demonstrated 6 (26%) tumours being supplied by ipsilateral internal maxillary artery; 7 (30%) tumours were supplied by both internal maxillary arteries; 5 (22%) tumours, apart from receiving blood supply from the external carotid system, also received blood supply from the internal carotid artery, 3 (13%) were supplied bilaterally; and 2 (9%) unilaterally.
This anatomical fossa includes several important structures such as the internal maxillary artery, the venous pterygoid plexus, the sphenopallatinun nerve, the coronoid process of the mandible and the pterygoid muscles.
The facial artery, transverse facial vessel and the internal maxillary artery as well as their anastomosing branches enter the fat tissue and form a lobar subcapsular vascular plexus by anastomosing with each other.

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