All of the following structures are within this structure which is marked by arrow except:
External carotid artery
The structure marked in image is parotid gland
STRUCTURES WITHIN GLAND:
- External carotid artery enters through posteromedial surface
- Maxillary artery
- Superficial temporal vesseL
- Posterior auricular artery
- The retromandibular veins is formed within the gland by the union of the superficial temporal and maxillary veins.
- In the lower part of the gland, the vein divides into anterior and posterior divisions which emerge at the apex of the gland.
- It enters the gland through the upper part of its posteriomedial surface, and divides into its terminal branches within the glands.
- Branches appear on the surface at the anterior border.
- The arrangement of Branches of Facial nerve after exiting from Parotid gland is given the name as Pes Anserinus.