Anterior tympanic artery

The anterior tympanic artery is the second named branch of the first part of the maxillary artery. The vessel passes through the petrotympanic fissure to supply the tympanic membrane and lining of the middle ear. It accompanies the chorda tympani and the anterior ligament of malleus in its course.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 57083
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, refs, stub
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