Middle meningeal artery originating from ophthalmic artery

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

The middle meningeal artery can be see arising from the ophthalmic artery at the orbital apex. 

Case Discussion

This is an important anatomical variant, but not as important as the opposite which can also occur, namely the ophthalmic artery arising from the middle meningeal artery. In such cases embolisation of the latter can inadvertently result in blindness. 

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Case information

rID: 31682
Case created: 21st Oct 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
System: Vascular
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