Auricular branch of posterior auricular artery

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Artery: Auricular branch of posterior auricular artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp.
Latin Ramus auricularis arteriae auricularis posterioris
Gray's p.557
Source Posterior auricular artery

The auricular branch of posterior auricular artery is a small artery in the head. It branches of the posterior auricular artery and ascends behind the ear, beneath the posterior auricular muscle, and is distributed to the back of the auricula, upon which it ramifies minutely, some branches curving around the margin of the cartilage, others perforating it, to supply the anterior surface. It anastomoses with the parietal and anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery.

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