The cone artery, also known as the artery of Desproges-Gotteron, is a rare anatomical variant which commonly arises from the internal iliac artery.
The cone artery has a variable origin and may arise from the internal iliac or its branches, commonly the iliolumbar artery.
The artery ascends along the L5 or S1 nerve roots and forms an anastamosis with the perimedullary network.
Compression of the artery may cause conus medullaris syndrome.
- R. Shane Tubbs, Martin M. Mortazavi, Andrew J. Denardo, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol. Arteriovenous malformation of the conus supplied by the artery of Desproges-Gotteron: Case report. (2011) Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 14 (4): 529. doi:10.3171/2010.11.SPINE10726