Deep auricular artery

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

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.)
Sourcemaxillary artery
Latinarteria auricularis profunda
Anatomical terminology

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 page 560 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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