Vidian artery

Dr Tim Luijkx and Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

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.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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Article information

rID: 4754
Section: Anatomy
Tag: 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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