Artery of Davidoff and Schechter

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 26 Mar 2023

The artery of Davidoff and Schechter is the only dural radicle of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) and supplies parts of the falx cerebri and tentorium cerebelli 1.

It was first described by husband and wife neuroradiologists, Paul B Wollschlaeger (1920-1981) 5 and Gertraud Wollschlaeger (fl. 2022), who performed angiography on post-mortem samples. Davidoff and Schechter were their mentors in neuroradiology and the artery was named for them 2.

The artery of Davidoff and Schechter can be implicated in dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) or meningioma. It can be a target for endovascular embolization in the treatment of dAVF.

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