Middle temporal artery

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Artery: Middle temporal artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp. (Middle temporal visible near center.)
Latin arteria temporalis media
Gray's subject #144 558
Source superficial temporal artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The middle temporal artery arises immediately above the zygomatic arch, and, perforating the temporal fascia, gives branches to the Temporalis, anastomosing with the deep temporal branches of the internal maxillary.

It occasionally gives off a zygomaticoörbital branch, which runs along the upper border of the zygomatic arch, between the two layers of the temporal fascia, to the lateral angle of the orbit.

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