Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of left temporal region

Posterior deep temporal nerve and artery; capsule of temporomandibular joint, lateral view

Image #65-1

KEYWORDS: Bones cartilage joints, Peripheral nervous system, Scalp, Vasculature.

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Dissection of left temporal region
Posterior deep temporal nerve and artery; capsule of temporomandibular joint, lateral view
The temporal muscle (1) has been reflected anteriorly. Its tendon of insertion (7) remains in situ, although the coronoid process to which it attached has been cut away (20).
1 . Posterior border of temporalis muscle turned anteriorly
2 . Branch posterior deep temporal nerve (cut off)
3 . Posterior deep temporal nerve
4 . Masseteric nerve
5 . Upper pointer: Masseteric artery Lower pointer: Deep posterior temporal artery
6 . Zygomatic arch (divided)
7 . Tendon of temporalis muscle (note impression produced by coronoid process of mandible)
8 . Buccal nerve
9 . Temporal fossa
10 . Middle temporal artery
11 . Cartilaginous external acoustic meatus
12 . Zygomatic arch (cut across)
13 . Superficial temporal artery (cut off)
14 . Upper pointer: Joint capsule of mandible Lower pointer: Temporomandibular ligament
15 . Branches of auriculotemporal nerve
16 . Facial nerve (VII)
17 . Parotid gland (deep lobe)
18 . Transverse facial artery (cut off)
19 . Posterior facial vein
20 . Upper pointer: Ramus of mandible Lower pointer: Coronoid process (cut across)
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