Caroticotympanic arteries

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

The caroticotympanic artery (tympanic branch) is a small branch of the internal carotid artery; 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 posterior tympanic branch of the stylomastoid artery.

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