Posterior auricular artery
|Artery: Posterior auricular artery|
|The arteries of the face and scalp. (Posterior auricular visible slightly below ear.)|
|Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries.|
|Latin||arteria auricularis posterior|
|Gray's||subject #144 557|
|Supplies||scalp posterior to the auricle and to the auricle itself|
|Source||external carotid artery|
|Vein||posterior auricular vein|
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It ascends posteriorly beneath the parotid gland, along the styloid process of the temporal bone, between the cartilage of the ear and the mastoid process of the parietal bone along the lateral side of the head. The posterior auricular artery supplies blood to the scalp posterior to the auricle and to the auricle itself.