Caroticotympanic arteries

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Caroticotympanic arteries
Details
Precursoraortic arch 2
Sourcepetrous portion of the internal carotid artery
Suppliestympanic cavity
Identifiers
Latinarteriae caroticotympanicae, ramus caroticotympanicus
TAA12.2.06.005
FMA71691
Anatomical terminology

The caroticotympanic arteries (tympanic branch) are small branches of the internal carotid artery; they enter the tympanic cavity through a minute foramen in the carotid canal, and anastomose with the anterior tympanic branch of the internal maxillary, and with the posterior tympanic branch of the stylomastoid artery.

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