Auricular branch of occipital artery

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Auricular branch of occipital artery
Occipital artery.PNG
Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries
Details
SourceOccipital artery
Identifiers
LatinRamus auricularis arteriae occipitalis
TAA12.2.05.032
FMA49602
Anatomical terminology

The auricular branch of occipital artery supplies the back of the concha and frequently gives off a branch, which enters the skull through the mastoid foramen and supplies the dura mater, the diploë, and the mastoid cells; this latter branch sometimes arises from the occipital artery, and is then known as the mastoid branch.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 556 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)