Posterior auricular artery

Posterior auricular artery

Infobox Artery
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = arteria auricularis posterior
GraySubject = 144
GrayPage = 557



Caption = The arteries of the face and scalp. (Posterior auricular visible slightly below ear.)



Caption2 = Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries.
BranchFrom = external carotid artery
BranchTo =
Vein = posterior auricular vein
Supplies = scalp posterior to the auricle and to the auricle itself
MeshName =
MeshNumber =
DorlandsPre = a_61
DorlandsSuf = 12153514
The posterior auricular artery is a small artery and arises from the external carotid artery, above the Digastric muscle and Stylohyoid muscle, opposite the apex of the styloid process.

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.

ee also

* Anterior auricular branches of superficial temporal artery
* Posterior auricular nerve

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