Tonsillar branch of the facial artery

The tonsillar branch of the facial artery ascends between the pterygoideus internus and styloglossus muscles, and then along the side of the pharynx, perforating the constrictor pharyngis superior, to ramify in the substance of the palatine tonsil and root of the tongue.

Tonsillar branch of the facial artery
The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side. (Tonsillar labeled at center.)
SourceFacial artery
LatinRamus tonsillaris arteriae facialis
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 555 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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