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Frontal Branch of Superficial Temporal Artery
Cardiovascular System

Frontal Branch of Superficial Temporal Artery

Ramus frontalis arteriae temporalis superficialis

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Origin

The frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery arises from the superficial temporal artery as one of its terminal branches, approximately 2.5 cm above the zygomatic arch.

Course

The frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery passes superiorly towards the frontal eminence of the frontal bone.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery anastomosis with its fellow artery on the opposite side.

Supplied Structures

The frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery supplies the frontal belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle and the adjacent skin and pericranium.

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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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