Occipital artery

The occipital artery, a posterior branch of the external carotid artery, opposite the external maxillary, near the lower margin of the posterior belly of the digastic muscle, and ends in the posterior part of the scalp.

Summary

Head and neck anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 4642
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, cases
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