The maxillary artery and its surrounding features enlarged
The maxillary artery and its surrounding features enlarged. A view from right. At the left side of the picture visible is the external carotid artery (8). In front of the cartilage of the auricle, observe the superficial temporal artery and vein and the accompanying auriculotemporal nerve (9). Of the maxillary branches, study the inferior alveolar artery (7), the middle meningeal artery (1) and the deep temporal arteries (4). Inspect the auriculotemporal nerve (2), the chorda tympani (3), the lingual nerve (6) and the Medial pterygoid (5). Upon thorough inspection the otic ganglion can also be recognized situated in front of the chorda tympani at the trunk of the mandibular nerve lifted aside. The ganglion lies in the area between numbers 2 and 3.