Auricular branch of occipital artery

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Artery: Auricular branch of occipital artery
Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries.
Latin ramus auricularis arteriae occipitalis
Gray's subject #144 556
Source occipital artery   
/ Elsevier

The auricular branch of occipital artery supplies the back of the concha and frequently gives off a branch, which enters the skull through the mastoid foramen and supplies the dura mater, the diploë, and the mastoid cells; this latter branch sometimes arises from the occipital artery, and is then known as the mastoid branch.

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