Deep temporal arteries

The deep temporal arteries, two in number, anterior and posterior, ascend between the temporalis and the pericranium.

Deep temporal arteries
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Post. deep temporal and ant. deep temporal labeled at center top.)
Details
Sourcemaxillary artery (2nd part)
Identifiers
Latinarteria temporalis profunda anterior, arteria temporalis profunda posterior
FMA49742
Anatomical terminology

They supply the muscle, and anastomose with the middle temporal artery.

The anterior communicates with the lacrimal artery by means of small branches which perforate the zygomatic bone and great wing of the sphenoid.

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References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 561 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


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