Anterior tympanic artery

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The anterior tympanic artery is a human head artery . It arises from the first (retromandibular) section of the maxillary artery and, embedded in the tissue of the parotid gland , extends to the ear . Behind the temporomandibular joint it passes through the petrotympanic fissure into the tympanic cavity and thus into the middle ear . She is accompanied by the chorda tympani . In the middle ear, it supplies the inside of the eardrum , hammer and anvil as well as the mastoid antrum and the epitympanone .