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Posterior Meningeal Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Meningeal Artery (Left)

Arteria meningea posterior

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The posterior meningeal artery arises from the neuromeningeal trunk, and is considered the terminal branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery (Standring, 2016).


The posterior meningeal artery traverses the jugular foramen to enter the posterior cranial fossa and can reach the cerebellar fossa.


There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The posterior meningeal artery supplies the dura mater and bone of the posterior cranial fossa (Hacein-Bey et al, 2002).


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. Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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