Occipital branch of posterior auricular artery

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Artery: Occipital branch of posterior auricular artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp.
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Lateral head anatomy detail
Latin ramus occipitalis arteriae auricularis posterioris
Gray's p.557
Source posterior auricular artery

The occipital branch of posterior auricular artery passes backward, over the Sternocleidomastoideus, to the scalp above and behind the ear. It supplies the Occipitalis and the scalp in this situation and anastomoses with the occipital artery.

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