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Accessory meningeal artery: an anatomic misnomer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2501989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The accessory meningeal artery is misnamed in view of the territory the artery supplies. The name implies that the vessel is an important addition to the middle meningeal artery in supplying the meninges. This is incorrect, because no more than approximately 10% of the blood flow of the accessory meningeal artery reaches the intracranial territory; 90% of the blood is carried to the extracranial structures. After reviewing the anatomy of the accessory meningeal artery we support the notion that the proper name of the vessel should be arteria pterygomeningica, or pterygomeningeal artery.
Authors:
J J Vitek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:    1989 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-25     Completed Date:  1989-08-25     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  569-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham 35233.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arteries / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Collateral Circulation
Head / blood supply*
Humans
Meningeal Arteries / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Pterygoid Muscles / blood supply
Terminology as Topic*

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