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Meningeal Branch of Occipital Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Meningeal Branch of Occipital Artery (Right)

Ramus meningeus arteriae occipitalis

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The meningeal branch of the occipital artery consists of one or more variable branches that arise from the occipital artery.


The meningeal branch of the occipital artery accompanies the internal jugular vein through the jugular foramen of the skull to reach the posterior cranial fossa (Gray & Lewis, 1918).


There are no named branches.

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The meningeal branch of the occipital artery supplies the dura matter of the posterior cranial fossa.


Gray, H. & Lewis, W. H. (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body. Lea & Febiger.

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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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