Superior hypophyseal artery
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The superior hypophyseal artery (or arteries) is a branch from the C6 segment of the internal carotid artery. It is usually a single trunk arising from the medial or posteromedial aspect of the internal carotid artery within 5 mm of the origin of the ophthalmic artery 2. The trunk then divides into many small branches, which go on to supply:
It is sometimes replaced with two or three individual branches.
- 1. Anne G. Osborn, John M. Jacobs "Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography" Wolters Kluwer Health
- 2. Krisht AF, Barrow DL, Barnett DW, Bonner GD, Shengalaia G. The microsurgical anatomy of the superior hypophyseal artery. (1994) Neurosurgery. 35 (5): 899-903; discussion 903. doi:10.1227/00006123-199411000-00014 - Pubmed