Superior tympanic artery

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Artery: Superior tympanic artery
The medial wall and part of the posterior and anterior walls of the right tympanic cavity, lateral view. (Artery not shown, but Tensor tympani indicated with arrow.)
Latin arteria tympanica superior
Gray's subject #144 561
Supplies Tensor tympani
Source middle meningeal artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The superior tympanic artery, a branch of the middle meningeal on entering the cranium, runs in the canal for the Tensor tympani, and supplies this muscle and the lining membrane of the canal.

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