Deep auricular artery

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeffrey Cheng et al.

The deep auricular artery is the first named branch of the maxillary artery and passes through the bony or cartilaginous wall of the external acoustic meatus to supply the skin of that canal and part of the tympanic membrane. It can sometimes contribute a small branch to the arterial supply of the temporomandibular joint

Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 57082
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, stub
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