Meningeal branch of the mandibular nerve

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Meningeal branch of the mandibular nerve
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Foramen spinosum labeled left, second from bottom.)
Details
Latin ramus meningeus nervi mandibularis
From
mandibular nerve
Innervates meninges
Identifiers
Gray's p.894
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12690892
TA A14.2.01.065
FMA 53047
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The meningeal branch of the mandibular nerve (recurrent branch, nervus spinosus) is a branch of the mandibular nerve that supplies the dura mater.

Course[edit]

It enters the skull through the foramen spinosum with the middle meningeal artery.

It divides into two branches, anterior and posterior, which accompany the main divisions of the artery and supply the dura mater:

External links[edit]

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