Posterior meningeal artery

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Posterior meningeal artery
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Posterior meningeal groove labeled at bottom left.
Details
Source ascending pharyngeal artery
Identifiers
Latin arteria meningea posterior
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12155045
TA A12.2.05.011
FMA 49503
Anatomical terminology

The posterior meningeal artery is the largest vessel supplying the dura region of the posterior fossa. It typically arises from the ascending pharyngeal artery although other origins have been seen, such as the occipital artery. The artery or its branches enter the cranium through jugular foramen, foramen magnum or hypoglossal canal.[1]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography, 2nd edition, Anne G. Osborn
  • Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography, 2nd edition, Anne G. Osborn