Inferior tympanic artery

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Artery: Inferior tympanic artery
Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries.
Latin arteria tympanica inferior
Gray's subject #144 557
Source ascending pharyngeal artery   
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
a_61/12156448

The inferior tympanic artery is a small branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery.

It is a small branch which passes through a minute foramen in the petrous portion of the temporal bone, in company with the tympanic branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve, to supply the medial wall of the tympanic cavity and anastomose with the other tympanic arteries.

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