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Meningohypophyseal trunk

The meningohypophyseal trunk, also known as the posterior trunk, is a branch of the C4 (cavernous) segment of the internal carotid artery. In contrast to the inferolateral trunk, it is almost always identified at autopsy. However, due to its small size, the meningohypophyseal trunk is seen only in a minority of cerebral angiograms 2.  

It has three branches:

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 4711
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior trunk
  • Meningohypophyseal artery

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Cases and figures

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