Middle temporal artery

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Middle temporal artery
The arteries of the face and scalp. (Middle temporal visible near center.)
Lateral head anatomy detail.jpg
Lateral head anatomy detail
Source Superficial temporal artery
Latin Arteria temporalis media
TA A12.2.05.050
FMA 49666
Anatomical terminology

The middle temporal artery arises immediately above the zygomatic arch, and, perforating the temporal fascia, gives branches to the Temporalis, anastomosing with the deep temporal branches of the internal maxillary.

It occasionally gives off a zygomatico-orbital branch, which runs along the upper border of the zygomatic arch, between the two layers of the temporal fascia, to the lateral angle of the orbit.

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