Artery of the pterygoid canal
|Artery: Artery of the pterygoid canal|
Plan of branches of the maxillary artery
(artery of the pterygoid canal visible at upper right)
|Latin||arteria canalis pterygoidei|
From external carotid artery
In this case; the artery passes backward along the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve. It is distributed to the upper part of the pharynx and to the auditory tube, sending into the tympanic cavity a small branch which anastomoses with the other tympanic arteries.
From Internal carotid artery
In this case; the artery passes backward along the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve[clarification needed]. It The artery is a small, inconstant branch which passes into the pterygoid canal and anastomoses with a pterygopalatine branch of the maxillary artery.
- "NMC : Vol. 45 (2005) , No. 9 470-471". Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- "Medscape". Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- Tubbs RS, Salter EG (2006). "Vidius Vidius (Guido Guidi): 1509-1569". Neurosurgery 59 (1): 201–3; discussion 201–3. doi:10.1227/01.NEU.0000219238.52858.47. PMID 16823317.
- "vidian artery". Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- "Vidian artery". Medcyclopaedia. GE. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05.
|This cardiovascular system article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|