Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of left temporal region

Distribution of nerves and blood vessels to temporal muscle, anterolateral view

Image #64-7

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Scalp, Vasculature.

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Dissection of left temporal region
Distribution of nerves and blood vessels to temporal muscle, anterolateral view
More of the zygomatic arch has been cut away. The temporal muscle (19) has been detached from its extensive origin (11) and reflected laterally.
1 . Zygomaticotemporal branches of zygomatic nerve
2 . Orbital margin
3 . Cut surface of zygomatic bone
4 . Deep anterior temporal artery
5 . Zygomaticofacial branch zygomatic nerve
6 . Anterior deep temporal nerve
7 . Filaments from buccinator nerve anastomosing with branches of anterior deep temporal nerve
8 . Buccinator muscle
9 . Molar glands
10 . Parotid duct
11 . Origin of temporalis muscle
12 . Infratemporal crest and masseteric nerve (emerging beneath ligamentous band along bone)
13 . Middle temporal artery
14 . Zygomatic process temporal bone (cut across)
15 . External acoustic meatus
16 . Joint capsule of mandible
17 . Auriculotemporal nerve and superficial temporal artery
18 . Deep posterior temporal artery
19 . Temporalis muscle (reflected laterally)
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