Deep temporal branches

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The deep temporal arteries (anterior 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.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 4668
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
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