cavernous sinus branch of internal carotid artery

cavernous branches of cavernous part of internal carotid artery

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.

cav·ern·ous si·nus branch of in·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·te·ry

(kav'ĕr-nŭs sī'nŭs branch in-tĕr'năl kă-rot'id ahr'tĕr-ē)
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