meningeal artery


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Related to meningeal artery: posterior meningeal artery, anterior meningeal artery
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Noun1.meningeal artery - any of three arteries supplying the meninges of the brain and neighboring structuresmeningeal artery - any of three arteries supplying the meninges of the brain and neighboring structures
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
anterior meningeal artery - branch of the anterior ethmoidal artery that supplies meninges in the anterior cranial fossa
middle meningeal artery - branch of the maxillary artery; its branches supply meninges
posterior meningeal artery - branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery that supplies the dura mater of the posterior cranial fossa
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Pretreatment angiographic images revealed dilatation of bilateral middle meningeal artery branches and transosseous superficial temporal artery branches supplying an AVF of the superior sagittal sinus (Figure 2a).
39) These include: distal external carotid artery ethmoidal perforators to the ophthalmic artery, superficial temporal artery to the middle cerebral artery, middle meningeal artery to the ophthalmic artery, and occipital artery to the vertebral artery (Figure 7).
Preoperative angiography revealed that the extremely vascular mass was supplied by branches of the left external carotid artery, including the meningeal branch of the occipital artery, the ascending pharyngeal artery, and the middle meningeal artery.