Branches of external carotid artery.

The External carotid artery arises in the caro...
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Common carotid artery divides at the upper border of thyroid cartilage(?level)into external and internal carotid arteries.

Branches of external carotid artery

External carotid artery divides into Anterior,Posterior and terminal branches.

1.Anterior branch

  • superior thyroid
  • Ascending pharyngeal
  • Lingual
  • Facial

2.Posterior branch

  • Posterior auricular
  • Occipital

3.Terminal branches

  • Superficial temporal
  • Maxillary artery
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