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.
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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.
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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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A 2 cm x 2 cm bone defect with exposed periosteum was covered with transposition flap from occipital area of scalp (based on superficial temporal and retroauricular artery) [Figure 2].
The pulsation of the carotid and superficial temporal arteries was normal bilaterally.
[17] The surgical revascularisation method used for treatment of Moyamoya disease is usually direct like Superficial Temporal Artery (STA) to Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA), (STA-MCA) bypass or indirect type like Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS), encephalomyosynangiosis (EMS) or encephalomyoarteriosynangiosis (EMAS).
MRI neck angiography demonstrated the feeding arteries from superficial temporal artery, internal maxillary and middle meningeal arteries and also dilated tortuous veins [Figure 4(a) 4(b)].
(10) recommended an alternative method involving the introduction of the needle 1 cm superior to the level of the tragus and posterior to the superficial temporal artery, and decreasing the volume of the local anaesthetic agent to 3 mL.
4D-CTA sequential dynamic images without and with bone subtraction (Figure 2) showed hypertrophied superficial temporal and occipital arteries feeding the meningioma on the arterial phase.
Superficial temporal artery (STA) to middle cerebral artery (MCA) anastomosis is a surgical procedure of direct revascularization to improve cerebral blood flow and potentially prevent brain infarction for patients with stenoocclusive cerebrovascular diseases [1].
The retromandibular vein (RMV) is formed by the union of superficial temporal vein and maxillary vein and descends in the substance of the parotid gland.
The walls of both ICA (Figure 2(c)), the left temporal artery (TA), and the right VA (Figure 2(d)) were thickened with contrast enhancement, so were the walls of the superficial temporal arteries (Figure 2(e)).
The nerve crosses over the hind part of the zygomatic arch posterior to the superficial temporal artery (Figure 1(b) and Table 1).
The external auditory canal receives its blood supply from the postauricular and superficial temporal arteries laterally and from the deep auricular artery medially.
The ramus parietalis-ramus frontalis division of the superficial temporal artery was defined, a 2 cm skin incision was performed and advanced until the temporal fascia dissecting the subcutaneous tissues.

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