Labyrinthine artery

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Artery: Labyrinthine artery
Diagram of the arterial circulation at the base of the brain. (Internal auditory artery labeled at center right.)
Latin arteria labyrinthi, arteria auditiva interna
Gray's p.580
Source anterior inferior cerebellar artery
Vein internal auditory veins

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.