Structures

  • Anterior auricular
  • Superior auricular
  • Posterior auricular

MuscleActionOriginInsertionInnervationBlood supply
Anterior auricular- Pulls ear superiorly and anteriorly- Anterior temporal fascia- Helix of ear- Facial nerve: (cranial nerve VII)- Superficial temporal artery
Superior auricular- Elevates ear- Epicranial aponeurosis- Superior part of auricle- Facial nerve: (cranial nerve VII)- Superficial temporal artery
Posterior auricular- Pulls ear superiorly and posteriorly- Mastoid process of temporal bone- Concha of ear- Facial nerve: (cranial nerve VII)- Posterior auricular artery
- Occipital artery