Occipital branch of posterior auricular artery

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Artery: Occipital branch of posterior auricular artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp.
Latin ramus occipitalis arteriae auricularis posterioris
Gray's subject #144 557
Source posterior auricular artery   
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
r_02/12691224

The occipital branch of posterior auricular artery passes backward, over the Sternocleidomastoideus, to the scalp above and behind the ear. It supplies the Occipitalis and the scalp in this situation and anastomoses with the occipital artery.

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