Accessory meningeal artery
|Artery: Accessory meningeal artery|
Plan of branches of maxillary artery (accessory meningeal visible top left)
Plan of branches of maxillary artery
|Latin||Ramus accessorius arteriae meningeae mediae|
The accessory meningeal artery (also accessory branch of middle meningeal artery, pterygomeningeal artery, small meningeal or parvidural branch) is a branch of the maxillary artery, sometimes derived from the middle meningeal artery.
Only about 10% of the blood flowing through this artery reaches intracranial structures.  The remaining blood flow is dispersed to extracranial structures around the infratemporal fossa.
- Dilenge D, Géraud G (1976). "Accessory meningeal artery.". Acta Radiol Suppl 347: 63–9. PMID 207149.
- lesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (infratempfossaart)
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