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The temple is the area between the temporal line and the zygomatic arch. In this region, the skull is more thickly covered than in the scalp, since, in place of the areolar tissue of the scalp, there is the temporal muscle – the thickest of the layers – covered by the temporal fascia. The other layers are the same as in the scalp, including an extension of the epicranial aponeurosis in which the extrinsic muscles of the auricle (or pinna), the external flap of the ear, are embedded.


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