cavernous branches of cavernous part of internal carotid artery

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cavernous branches of cavernous part of internal carotid artery

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a number of small branches arising from the internal carotid artery as it traverses the cavernous sinus, distributed to the trigeminal ganglion, the walls of the cavernous and inferior petrosal sinuses, and the nerves contained within them; some anastomose with branches of the middle meningeal artery. See: branches of internal carotid artery to trigeminal ganglion, tentorial basal branch of cavernous part of internal carotid artery, marginal tentorial branch of internal carotid artery.

ca·vern·ous branch·es of ca·ver·nous part of in·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·te·ry

(kavĕr-nŭs branchĕz kavĕr-nŭs pahrt in-tĕrnăl kă-rotid ahrtĕr-ē) [TA]
Small branches arising from the internal carotid artery as it traverses the cavernous sinus, distributed to the trigeminal ganglion, the walls of the cavernous and inferior petrosal sinuses, and the nerves contained within them.
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So far, it is not clear whether why cavernous arteries are more sensitive to systematic atherosclerosis (ischemia), than coronary arteries, in the setting of generalized vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction.
The randomized, crossover study examined variations in peak systolic velocity (PSV) and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of cavernous arteries, and in the endothelial markers C-reactive protein, endothelin-1, vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM), and intracellular adhesion molecule.
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