Deep temporal arteries

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 12 Feb 2019

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.

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