Deep auricular artery

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Deep auricular artery
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Label "Deep auric." visible at upper left.)
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Deep auricular visible but not labeled.)
Source maxillary artery
Latin arteria auricularis profunda
TA A12.2.05.054
FMA 49689
Anatomical terminology

The deep auricular artery often arises in common with the anterior tympanic artery.

It ascends in the substance of the parotid gland, behind the temporomandibular articulation, pierces the cartilaginous or bony wall of the external acoustic meatus, and supplies its cuticular lining and the outer surface of the tympanic membrane.

It gives a branch to the temporomandibular joint.


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

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