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Dorsal Meningeal Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Dorsal Meningeal Artery (Left)

Arteria meningea dorsalis

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The dorsal meningeal artery is a small branch arising from the meningohypophyseal trunk, as short trunk arising from the cavernous part of the internal carotid artery.


The dorsal meningeal artery descends on the surface of the clivus (Hendrix et al, 2014).


There are no named branches.

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The dorsal meningeal artery supplies the meninges adjacent to the clivus.


Hendrix, P., Griessenauer, C., Foreman, P., Loukas, M., S Fisher, W., Rizk, E., Shoja, M. & Tubbs, R. S. (2014) Arterial Supply of the Upper Cranial Nerves: A Comprehensive Review, 27.

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When the artery is occluded blood is forced through the collateral vessels, drastically increasing fluid shear stress and triggering an inflammatory response which drives vessel remodeling.

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