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Figure 2: Cadaver dissection of the horizontal segment of the right internal carotid artery in the temporal bone. (a) The petrous segment ended where the beginning of the petrolingual ligament crossed the internal carotid artery. (b) The eustachian tube coursed anteriorly and inferiorly toward the nasopharynx. ET: Eustachian tube, ICA: Internal carotid artery, MMA: Middle meningeal artery; PLL: Petrolingual ligament

Figure 2: Cadaver dissection of the horizontal segment of the right internal carotid artery in the temporal bone. (a) The petrous segment ended where the beginning of the petrolingual ligament crossed the internal carotid artery. (b) The eustachian tube coursed anteriorly and inferiorly toward the nasopharynx. ET: Eustachian tube, ICA: Internal carotid artery, MMA: Middle meningeal artery; PLL: Petrolingual ligament