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Posterior auricular artery

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The posterior auricular artery is a branch of the external carotid artery and supplies scalp posterior to the auricle and the auricle itself.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 5916
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior auricular arteries

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: branches of the external carotid artery
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  • Figure 2: branches of the carotid (schematic)
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  • Figure 3: facial artery and branches
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