deep auricular artery


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deep au·ric·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, first part of maxillary; distribution, articulation of jaw, parotid gland, and external acoustic meatus and external tympanic membrane; anastomoses, auricular branches of superficial temporal and posterior auricular.

deep auricular artery

a small branch of the maxillary artery that contributes to the blood supply of the external acoustic meatus.

deep au·ric·u·lar ar·te·ry

(dēp awr-ik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, first part of maxillary; distribution, articulation of jaw, parotid gland, and external acoustic meatus and external tympanic membrane; anastomoses, auricular branches of superficial temporal and posterior auricular.
Synonym(s): arteria auricularis profunda.
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In 1900, Henri Luc described it as a sub-periosteal temporal abscess of otitic origin without intraosseous suppuration and suggested the possible pathway of microorganism spread from middle ear submucosa by anatomical pathways especially via the superior meatus, incisura Rivinus and along the branches of deep auricular artery [7].