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Cerebral angiography revealed that the tumor was primarily supplied by three branches of the left external carotid artery--the left posterior occipital artery, the ascending pharyngeal artery, and the posterior auricular artery--with a minor contribution from the petrous branch of the left internal carotid artery.
The occipital artery, the posterior branch of the middle meningeal artery, and the transmastoid branch of the occipital artery flowed in a retrograde fashion into ectatic cortical veins with drainage into Labbe's vein and then Trolard's vein (Figure 3).
A postauricular C-shaped incision was made, and the integrity of the superficial temporal artery and the occipital artery was maintained.