middle meningeal artery

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Related to Middle meningeal: jugular foramen, middle meningeal vein

mid·dle me·nin·ge·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, maxillary; branches, petrosal, superior tympanic, frontal and parietal; distribution, to parts mentioned and through terminal branches to anterior and middle cranial fossae; anastomoses, meningeal branches of occipital, ascending pharyngeal, ophthalmic and lacrimal, stylomastoid, accessory meningeal branch of maxillary, and deep temporal.
Synonym(s): arteria meningea media [TA]

middle meningeal artery

The third branch of the first segment of the maxillary artery. It enters the cranial cavity through the foramen ovale and runs dorsally in the dura, branching widely along the side of the skull. It divides into a frontal and a parietal branch.
See also: artery

mid·dle me·nin·ge·al ar·te·ry

(midĕl mĕ-ninjē-ăl ahrtĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, maxillary; branches, petrosal, superior tympanic, frontal and parietal; distribution, to parts mentioned and through terminal branches to anterior and middle cranial fossae; anastomoses, meningeal branches of occipital, ascending pharyngeal, ophthalmic and lacrimal, stylomastoid, accessory meningeal branch of maxillary, and deep temporal.
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Preoperatively, successful embolization of the tumor's blood supply from branches of the fight postauricular artery, the ascending pharyngeal artery, and a posterior branch of the right middle meningeal artery was performed.
A total of 12 vascular pedicles arising from bilateral occipital, vertebral, middle meningeal, and superficial temporal arteries were occluded.
The MRA revealed a dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) between the left middle meningeal artery and a cortical vein with retrograde drainage into Labbe's vein (Figure 2).