Auricular branch of occipital artery

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Artery: Auricular branch of occipital artery
Occipital artery.PNG
Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries
Latin Ramus auricularis arteriae occipitalis
Gray's p.556
Source Occipital artery

The auricular branch of occipital artery supplies the back of the concha and frequently gives off a branch, which enters the skull through the mastoid foramen and supplies the dura mater, the diploë, and the mastoid cells; this latter branch sometimes arises from the occipital artery, and is then known as the mastoid branch.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.