Cavernous part of internal carotid artery
|Artery: Cavernous part of internal carotid artery|
|Oblique section through the cavernous sinus.|
|Latin||pars cavernosa arteriae carotidis internae|
|Gray's||subject #146 567|
|Source||internal carotid artery|
The Cavernous Portion of internal carotid artery.—In this part of its course, the artery is situated between the layers of the dura mater forming the cavernous sinus, but covered by the lining membrane of the sinus.
It at first ascends toward the posterior clinoid process, then passes forward by the side of the body of the sphenoid bone, and again curves upward on the medial side of the anterior clinoid process, and perforates the dura mater forming the roof of the sinus.
- MedEd at Loyola Neuro/neurovasc/navigation/iccav.htm
- cavernous+sinus+branch+of+internal+carotid+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
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