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Laboratory 27. Infratemporal Fossa
Step 12. Branches of the Maxillary Artery

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Examine the maxillary artery [cross-section] (Figure 27.4). The artery is divided anatomically into three parts.

Branches from the first part of the maxillary artery [forceps] primarily pass into foraminae. Identify the following major branches of the first part of the maxillary artery: the inferior alveolar artery passes into the mandibular foramen and the middle meningeal artery passes into the foramen spinosum.

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Grant's: 7.74
Netter: 35
Rohen/Yokochi: 80