Posterior meningeal artery

Posterior meningeal artery
Artery: Posterior meningeal artery
Posterior meningeal groove labeled at bottom left.
Latin arteria meningea posterior
Gray's subject #144 558
Source ascending pharyngeal artery   

The posterior meningeal arteries are small vessels which are branches of the ascending pharyngeal artery which supply the dura mater.

It passes through the mastoid foramen before entering the cranium via the jugular foramen.

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