superficial temporal artery

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su·per·fi·cial tem·po·ral ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, a terminal branch of the external carotid (with maxillary artery); branches, transverse facial, middle temporal, orbital, parotid, anterior auricular, frontal, and parietal.

superficial temporal artery

an artery at each side of the head that can be easily felt in front of the ear and is often used for taking the pulse. It is the smaller of the two terminal branches of the external carotid. Compare deep temporal artery, middle temporal artery.

su·per·fi·cial tem·po·ral ar·te·ry

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl tem'pŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
origin, a terminal branch of the external carotid (with maxillary artery); branches, transverse facial, middle temporal, orbital, parotid, anterior auricular, frontal, and parietal.
Synonym(s): arteria temporalis superficialis.

superficial temporal artery

An end branch of the external carotid artery; it supplies blood to the scalp in front of the ear and to the parotid glands. Its branches include the transverse facial, middle temporal, anterior auricular, zygomaticoorbital, frontal, and parietal arteries.
See also: artery
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Bi-lamellar lower eyelid reconstruction with superficial temporal artery island flap and hard palate muco-periosteal free graft.
His general examination was remarkable for the thickened right superficial temporal artery with scalp tenderness.
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Superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery anastomosis for acute cerebral ischemia: the effect of small augmentation of blood flow.
Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula of the superficial temporal artery.
Haemorrhages was controlled by ligation of superficial temporal artery.
He did, unfortunately, demonstrate a large, indurated mass located over one branch of the superficial temporal artery.
On admission, right superficial temporal artery pulse could be touched obviously.
Reported advantages include easy availability of the flap, large blood supply (facial artery, maxillary artery and superficial temporal artery) that the recipient bed receives, ease of mobility, minimum donor site morbidity, procedure simplicity, low complication rates and less time consuming, compared to other flap reconstruction procedures.
Using the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery as a landmark for locating the course of the temporal branch of the facial nerve during rhytidectomy: an anatomical study.
A cerebral angiogram demonstrated the mass to be supplied primarily by the branches of the left middle meningeal and superficial temporal arteries (Figure 3).

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