Auricular branch of occipital artery
|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|
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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