Ascending pharyngeal artery

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The ascending pharyngeal artery (for example, "ascending pharyngeal artery") is a small artery that usually arises in humans from the external carotid artery, the external carotid artery . In around 1 to 2% of the population, on the other hand, it comes from the internal carotid artery, the internal carotid artery, as a standard variant . In both cases it arises just above the carotid bulb and initially runs between the two carotids ( internal and external carotid arteries ) in the direction of the head, then further along the side wall of the muscular pharynx . Its terminal branches supply the pharyngeal muscles as the rami pharyngei , as the arteria tympanica inferior partially the tympanic cavity and as the arteria meningea posterior the posterior and basal parts of the hard meninges . The latter enters the cranial cavity through the jugular foramen .


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