Caroticotympanic arteries

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Caroticotympanic arteries
Latin arteriae caroticotympanicae, ramus caroticotympanicus
Source petrous portion of the internal carotid artery
Supplies tympanic cavity
Gray's p.568
TA A12.2.06.005
FMA 71691
Anatomical terminology

The caroticotympanic branch (tympanic branch) is small; it enters the tympanic cavity through a minute foramen in the carotid canal, and anastomoses with the anterior tympanic branch of the internal maxillary, and with the stylomastoid artery.

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