Vidian artery

Last revised by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi on 30 May 2020

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.

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Cases and figures

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