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1D) in two roe deer and from ascending pharyngeal artery (Fig.
When the external carotid artery emerges from the base of the third arch it incorporates the stem of the ventral pharyngeal artery. Its maxillary branch communicates with the common trunk of origin of maxillary and mandibular branches of stapedial artery and annexes these vessels.
Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis) causes jaw claudication due to involvement of branches of the external carotid artery, such as the ascending pharyngeal artery and internal maxillary artery.
This bleeding will most likely be from a cut ascending pharyngeal artery or one of its branches.