Angular artery

  • The angular artery (latin: arteria angularis) is the terminal branch of the facial artery. The angular artery supplies the nasal area, and the upper and lower eyelids.

    The angular artery ascends to the medial angle of the orbit of the eye and anastomoses with the dorsal branch of the ophthalmic artery, thereby creating an anastomosis between branches of the external and internal carotid arteries.

    This artery can be injured during surgical procedures performed on the paranasal sinuses.