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Parotid Branch of Posterior Auricular Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Parotid Branch of Posterior Auricular Artery (Left)

Ramus parotideus arteriae auricularis posterioris

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Origin

The parotid branch of the posterior auricular artery is a small vessel arising from the posterior auricular artery as it ascends between the styloid process and the parotid gland.

Course

The course of the parotid branch is short, since the posterior auricular artery passes behind the parotid gland. The parotid branch penetrates the substance of the parotid gland to supply it.

Branches

No named branches.

Supplied Structures

The parotid branch of the posterior auricular artery supplies the parotid gland.

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Posterior Auricular Artery

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Posterior auricular artery, which supplies the scalp, tympanic cavity, pinna, and the parotid gland.

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