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The submental artery is an offshoot of facial artery; it starts near the submandibular grand, goes internally, along the inferior face of mylohyoid muscle with the mylohyoid nerve, and ends in mental region, making anastomosis with the ramifications of anterior alveolar artery.
Sunohara, "Anastomosis between the inferior alveolar artery branches and submental artery in human mandible," Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.