posterior tympanic artery

pos·te·ri·or tym·pan·ic ar·ter·y

origin, stylomastoid; distribution, middle ear; anastomoses, other tympanic arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria tympanica posterior [TA]
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In addition, the posterior tympanic artery also branches to the malleus.
From the posterior tympanic artery, a branch with large diameter leaves the blood vessel near the incudostapedial joint (Figure 2(a)) and runs on the medial side of the incus' mucosa to the base of the long crus where it enters the bone through a nutrition foramen (Figure 2(c)).
The posterior tympanic artery runs over the incudostapedial joint and gives a rich blood vessel system to the mucosa of the stapedial head.

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