Anterior auricular branches of superficial temporal artery

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Anterior auricular branches of superficial temporal artery
The arteries of the face and scalp
(anterior auricular visible but not labeled)
Lateral head anatomy detail.jpg
Lateral head anatomy detail
Latin Rami auriculares anteriores arteriae temporalis superficialis
Source Superficial temporal artery
Anterior auricular veins
Supplies External acoustic meatus and pinna
Gray's p.559
TA A12.2.05.048
FMA 71679
Anatomical terminology

The anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery are distributed to the anterior portion of the auricula, the lobule, and part of the external meatus, anastomosing with the posterior auricular. They supply the external acoustic meatus and the visible part of the ear


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)