In the E.R., a car accident victim who hit his face on the steering wheel arrives bleeding profusely from the mouth and nose. Upon the examination, the physical discovers that along with avulsed teeth, his hard palate is fractured and the incisive foramen is obliterated. Which artery emerges from the incisive foramen.
a) Greater palatine artery
b) Descending palatine artery
c) Nasopalatine artery
d) Lesser palatine artery
Nasopalatine artery. The maxillary artery ends by becoming the sphenopalatine artery, which supplies the nasal cavity, The sphenopalatine artery gives rise to the posterior lateral nasal branches and septal branches, including nasopalatine branch that accompanies the nasopalatine nerve through the incisive foramen on the maxilla.