Vidian artery

There are two arteries passing through Vidian canal from the pterygopalatine fossa to the petrous portion of the ICA. One is a branch of the internal maxillary artery (itself a branch of the ECA) and the other is from the C2 segment of the ICA. It therefore forms one of the ICA to ECA anastamoses.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 4754
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • vidian artery
  • Vidian arteries
  • Vidian's artery

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    Figure 1: Vidian canal (right)
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     Figure 2: Vidian canal
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