Auricular branch of posterior auricular artery

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

The auricular branch of posterior auricular artery ascends behind the ear, beneath the Auricularis posterior, and is distributed to the back of the auricula, upon which it ramifies minutely, some branches curving around the margin of the cartilage, others perforating it, to supply the anterior surface. It anastomoses with the parietal and anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal.

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