Petrosal branch of middle meningeal artery

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Artery: Petrosal branch of middle meningeal artery
The course and connections of the facial nerve in the temporal bone.
The otic ganglion and its branches.
Latin ramus petrosus arteriae meningeae mediae
Gray's subject #144 560
Source middle meningeal artery   
/ Elsevier

The petrosal branch of middle meningeal artery enters the hiatus of the facial canal, supplies the facial nerve, and anastomoses with the stylomastoid branch of the posterior auricular artery.

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