Caroticotympanic arteries

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Artery: Caroticotympanic arteries
Latin arteriae caroticotympanicae, ramus caroticotympanicus
Gray's p.568
Supplies tympanic cavity
Source petrous portion of the internal carotid artery

The caroticotympanic branch (tympanic branch) is small; it enters the tympanic cavity through a minute foramen in the carotid canal, and anastomoses with the anterior tympanic branch of the internal maxillary, and with the stylomastoid artery.

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