Superior hypophysial artery

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Artery: Superior hypophysial artery
Latin Arteria hypophysialis superior, arteria hypophyseos superior
Gray's p.568
Supplies Pituitary gland
Source Ophthalmic portion of internal carotid artery

The superior hypophyseal artery is an artery supplying the pars tuberalis, the infundibulum of the pituitary gland, and the median eminence. It is a branch of the cerebral part of the internal carotid artery.[1]


  1. ^ Gibo H, Hokama M, Kyoshima K, Kobayashi S (1993). "Arteries to the pituitary". Nippon Rinsho 51 (10): 2550–4. PMID 8254920.