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Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “SUPERFICIAL to remember about Superficial Temporal Artery  important facts


SSkin: The Superficial Temporal Artery is located just beneath the skin on the side of the head.

UUpper Jaw: It runs upwards and posteriorly from the upper jaw area.

PParotid Gland: The artery travels through or around the parotid gland.

EExternal Ear: It supplies blood to the external ear region.

RRetromandibular Vein: It often accompanies the retromandibular vein in its course.

FFrontal Branch: A branch of the artery, known as the frontal branch, supplies blood to the forehead area.

IInferior Temporal Artery: The Superficial Temporal Artery is a branch of the larger Inferior Temporal Artery.

CCranial Nerves: It may course near cranial nerves, especially the facial nerve.

IIntracranial Connections: It has connections with the intracranial circulatory system.

AAuriculotemporal Nerve: This artery often travels in close proximity to the auriculotemporal nerve.

LLateral Scalp: It supplies blood to the lateral scalp region.

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