Labyrinthine artery

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Labyrinthine artery
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Diagram of the arterial circulation at the base of the brain. (Internal auditory artery labeled at center right.)
Details
Latin arteria labyrinthi, arteria auditiva interna
Source
anterior inferior cerebellar artery
internal auditory veins
Identifiers
Gray's p.580
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12154786
TA A12.2.08.020
FMA FMA:50548
Anatomical terminology

The labyrinthine artery (auditory artery, internal auditory artery), a long slender branch of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (85%-100% cases) or basilar artery (<15% cases), arises from near the middle of the artery; it accompanies the vestibulocochlear nerve through the internal acoustic meatus, and is distributed to the internal ear.[1]

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  1. ^ Refer to diagram.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.