Anterior tympanic artery
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 .
- Anton Waldeyer : Human anatomy. Edited by Jochen Fanghänel , Franz Pera, Friedrich Anderhuber, Robert Nitsch. 17th, completely revised edition. de Gruyter, Berlin et al. 2003, ISBN 3-11-016561-9 , p. 606.