Superior tympanic artery

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Superior tympanic artery
The medial wall and part of the posterior and anterior walls of the right tympanic cavity, lateral view. (Artery not shown, but tensor tympani muscle indicated with arrow)
Latin Arteria tympanica superior
Source Middle meningeal artery
Supplies Tensor tympani muscle
Gray's p.561
TA A12.2.05.067
FMA 49720
Anatomical terminology

The superior tympanic artery is a small artery in the head. It is a branch of the middle meningeal artery. On entering the cranium it runs in the canal for the tensor tympani muscle and supplies this muscle and the lining membrane of the canal.


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