SUPERFICIAL TEMPORAL ARTERY

Zygomatico-orbital artery, lacrimal and palpebral branches (lateral orbit) Ophthalmic artery
Frontal branch (see examples below)

 

Case #1

Left common carotid injection, lateral and unsubtracted ap views

The internal carotid is occluded. Multiple collaterals are present including a fronto-orbital branch of the superficial temporal artery traversing the supraorbital notch to the supraorbital branch of the ophthalmic artery.

 

Case #2

Lateral common carotid angiogram

The internal carotid artery is occluded at the origin. There is retrograde flow in the ophthalmic artery from the superficial temporal artery via the supraorbital artery.

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