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The arteries of the lacrimal gland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6395877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The vascularization of 70 lacrimal glands was studied by orbital dissection subsequent to injection of the arterial bed with red-dyed latex. The origin, diameter and collateral branches of the lacrimal artery and its anatomical relations were investigated. Three types of lacrimal vascularization were seen. In the type I variety, the lacrimal artery originates from the ophthalmic artery and runs along the margin of the rectus lateralis muscle. In this case, the lacrimal artery is a major source of vascular supply to the muscle. In the type II variety, the lacrimal artery originates from the middle meningeal artery. In this case, the lacrimal artery is only a very modest source of vascular supply to the muscle. The type III variety features two lacrimal arteries vascularizing the lacrimal gland. One of the arteries originates from the ophthalmic, while the other arises from the middle meningeal. In this case, the lacrimal gland is the site of an intraorbital anastomosis between the internal and external carotid systems. The lacrimal gland is innervated by the lacrimal nerve and the lacrimal rami of the maxillary nerve. Preliminary results regarding certain morphological features of the lacrimal nerve are reported in this paper.
A Ducasse; J F Delattre; J B Flament; J Hureau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anatomia clinica     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0343-6098     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat Clin     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-05     Completed Date:  1985-04-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808897     Medline TA:  Anat Clin     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-93     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / anatomy & histology,  embryology
Carotid Arteries / anatomy & histology
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Lacrimal Apparatus / blood supply*,  innervation
Ophthalmology / history

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