Superficial temporal artery

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The superficial temporal artery is one of two terminal branches of the external carotid artery. It arises in the parotid gland and runs between the deep and superficial lobes, over the zygomatic process before terminating in three branches - parietal, frontal and transverse facial - to supply part of the face and scalp.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 24259
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
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  • Superficial temporal arteries

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