Caroticotympanic arteries

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Artery: Caroticotympanic arteries
Latin arteriae caroticotympanicae, ramus caroticotympanicus
Gray's subject #146 568
Supplies tympanic cavity
Source petrous portion of the internal carotid artery   
/ Elsevier

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The caroticotympanic branch (tympanic branch) is small; it enters the tympanic cavity through a minute foramen in the carotid canal, and anastomoses with the anterior tympanic branch of the internal maxillary, and with the stylomastoid artery.

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