The difference between the experimental groups in terms of mast cells and diameters of middle meningeal artery and its anterior and posterior branches was tested with the paired t-test using SPSS for Windows (version 17.0, SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA).
We found that the diameter of middle meningeal artery in the dura mater of Wistar rats was increased from 42.0 [+ or -] 2.6 [micro]m to 54.1 [+ or -] 1.4 [micro]m by SIF containing 10 [micro]g/ml compound 48/80 compared to only SIF treatment (P<0.01, Fig.
By investigating the effects of compound 48/80 induced dural mast cell degranulation on the meningeal vasodilation and mast cell numbers in the ex vivo rat meningeal preparations, we showed that compound 48/80 induced massive degranulation of mast cells in the dura mater and dural mast cell degranulation caused vasodilation of middle meningeal artery and its anterior and posterior branches by increasing the diameters of them, respectively.
The medial meningeal artery
which was contributed to ganglion supplying in two roe deer was ramified from the internal carotid artery in one roe deer and from the occipital artery as reported by Nickel et al.
Accessory meningeal artery arises either from the first part of maxillary artery or the middle meningeal artery.
Radiographic anatomy of the accessory meningeal artery. Radiology, 121(1):99-104, 1976.
Since the infra orbital sulcus may contain an anastomosis between middle meningeal artery and infra orbital artery it would be of surgical interest to ophthalmologists, and neuro surgeons.
The proximal part of the common trunk persists as the root of the middle meningeal artery, more distally the meningeal artery is derived from proximal part of supraorbital artery.
According to Sondheimer, in the instance of the diameter exceeding 5 mm, the patient should be immediately evaluated for middle meningeal artery
Morphometric Study of different types of Pterion and it's relation with middle meningeal artery
in dry skulls of Tamil Nadu.