Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-87

Anomalous Origin Of The Middle Meningeal Artery Case Report With Review Of Literature

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KY Manjunath

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Apart from its usual origin form the first part of the maxillary artery the middle meningeal artery (MMA) may arise from a number of other sources, viz., third part of the maxillary artery, stapedial, ophthalmic, cavernous portion of the internal carotid and even the basilar artery, Six cases of MMA Originating from the orbit as observed in dry skulls and dissecting room cadavers are described here. Foramen spinosum in all these cases were either rudimentary or absent. The embryological basis and surgical importance of this anomaly is discussed.

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