Labyrinthine artery

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Labyrinthine artery
Diagram of the arterial circulation at the base of the brain. (Internal auditory artery labeled at center right.)
Source anterior inferior cerebellar artery
Vein internal auditory veins
Latin arteria labyrinthi, arteria auditiva interna
TA A12.2.08.020
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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Refer to diagram.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 580 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • "Anatomy diagram: 13048.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.