Anterior tympanic artery
|Artery: Anterior tympanic artery|
|Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. ("Ant. tympanic" at upper left.)|
|Latin||arteria tympanica anterior|
|Gray's||subject #144 560|
The anterior tympanic artery (tympanic artery) passes upward behind the temporomandibular articulation, enters the tympanic cavity through the petrotympanic fissure, and ramifies upon the tympanic membrane, forming a vascular circle around the membrane with the stylomastoid branch of the posterior auricular, and anastomosing with the artery of the pterygoid canal and with the caroticotympanic branch from the internal carotid.
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