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A – Artery: The posterior auricular artery is an important artery in the head and neck region.

U – Upper Cranial Branch: It gives off an upper cranial branch that supplies blood to the scalp.

R – Retromandibular Vein: The posterior auricular artery often travels in close proximity to the retromandibular vein.

I – Inferior: The artery is located inferiorly to the ear, behind the auricle.

C – Connective Tissues: It branches into smaller vessels that penetrate various connective tissues.

U – Ulnar Collateral Artery: It can anastomose with the ulnar collateral artery, ensuring proper blood supply.

L – Lymph Nodes: Nearby lymph nodes may be affected if there is inflammation or infection in the area.

A – Auricular Muscle: The artery may also provide blood to the auricular muscles.

R – Radial Artery: In some cases, it can anastomose with the radial artery, contributing to the arterial network in the head and neck.

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