Caroticotympanic arteries

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Caroticotympanic arteries
Precursoraortic arch 2
Sourcepetrous portion of the internal carotid artery
Suppliestympanic cavity
Latinarteriae caroticotympanicae, ramus caroticotympanicus
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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