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