Superior tympanic artery

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Superior tympanic artery
Musculustensortympani.png
The medial wall and part of the posterior and anterior walls of the right tympanic cavity, lateral view. (Artery not shown, but tensor tympani muscle indicated with arrow)
Details
Latin Arteria tympanica superior
Source
Middle meningeal artery
Supplies Tensor tympani muscle
Identifiers
Gray's p.561
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12156462
TA A12.2.05.067
FMA 49720
Anatomical terminology

The superior tympanic artery is a small artery in the head. It is a branch of the middle meningeal artery. On entering the cranium it runs in the canal for the tensor tympani muscle and supplies this muscle and the lining membrane of the canal.

References[edit]

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