accessory meningeal artery(redirected from Accessory meningeal branch)
origin: maxillary or middle meningeal artery; distribution: traverses foramen ovale to enter cranial cavity, where it supplies the trigeminal ganglion, dura mater, and bone of the floor of the middle cranial fossa; however, its main distribution is extracranially to the pterygoid and tensor tympani muscles, the sphenoid bone, and the mandibular nerves and its otic gangion.
Synonym(s): arteria pterygomeningealis [TA], accessory meningeal artery, accessory meningeal branch, ramus meningeus accessorius
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accessory meningeal artery
The fourth branch of the first segment of the maxillary artery. It enters the cranial cavity through the foramen ovale.
See also: artery
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