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
Latin ramus occipitalis arteriae auricularis posterioris
Source posterior auricular artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.557
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12691224
TA A12.2.05.043
FMA 49644
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 the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)