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Neuromeningeal Trunk (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Neuromeningeal Trunk (Right)

Truncus neuromeningeus

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The neuromeningeal trunk arises from the ascending pharyngeal artery. In some instances, it may arise from the occipital or posterior auricular artery (Hacein-Bey et al, 2002).


The neuromeningeal trunk continues to ascend towards the skull.


The neuromeningeal trunk gives rise to several meningeal branches and the inferior tympanic artery.

Supplied Structures

The neuromeningeal artery indirectly supplies the tympanic cavity and the meninges.


Hacein-Bey, L., Daniels, D. L., Ulmer, J. L., Mark, L. P., Smith, M. M., Strottmann, J. M., Brown, D., Meyer, G. A. & Wackym, P. A. (2002) The Ascending Pharyngeal Artery: Branches, Anastomoses, and Clinical Significance. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 23(7), 1246.

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