Meningohypophyseal artery

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The meningohypophyseal artery, or meningohypophyseal trunk, is an inconstant branch of the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery. Classically, the meningohypophyseal artery has three named branches:

  1. Dorsal meningeal artery
  2. Inferior hypophyseal artery
  3. Tentorial artery (artery of Bernasconi and Cassinari, also known as the "Italian" artery)


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