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Anterior Auricular Branches of Superficial Temporal Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Auricular Branches of Superficial Temporal Artery (Left)

Rami auriculares anteriores arteriae temporalis superficialis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superficial temporal artery.

Course: Around the auricular cartilage.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Lateral aspect of auricle and external acoustic meatus.

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Origin

The anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery arise from the superficial temporal artery as it travels anterior to the auricle of the ear.

Course

The anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery pass around the auricle of the ear.

Branches

There are no named branches; however, the anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery anastomose with the auricular branches of the posterior auricular artery.

Supplied Structures

The anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery supply the lateral aspect of the auricle and the external acoustic meatus.

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Superficial Temporal Artery

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Superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass is a direct revascularization surgery that was pioneered by Yasargil117 and then applied to moyamoya disease by Karasawa and Kikuchi118 and Reichman and colleagues119 independently.

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