Occipital branch of posterior auricular artery

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Occipital branch of posterior auricular artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp.
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Lateral head anatomy detail
Details
Sourceposterior auricular artery
Identifiers
Latinramus occipitalis arteriae auricularis posterioris
TAA12.2.05.043
FMA49644
Anatomical terminology

The occipital branch of posterior auricular artery passes backward, over the Sternocleidomastoideus, to the scalp above and behind the ear. It supplies the Occipitalis and the scalp in this situation and anastomoses with the occipital artery.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 557 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)