Deep temporal arteries

Dr Henry Knipe and Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The deep temporal arteries (anterior, middle and posterior) are branches from the second part of the maxillary artery. They ascend between the temporalis muscle and the pericranium supplying the overlying muscle.

The anterior branch communicates with the lacrimal artery by means of small branches which perforate the zygomatic bone and greater wing of the sphenoid.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 4668
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior deep temporal artery
  • Middle deep temporal artery
  • Anterior deep temporal artery
  • Deep temporal branches

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