It passes posterolaterally into the middle ear cavity and anastamoses with the inferior tympanic artery (a branch of the external carotid artery ). It is this anastamosis that forms the basis of the aberrant internal carotid artery.
- Anne G. Osborn, John M. Jacobs "Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography" Wolters Kluwer Health
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