Anterior meningeal artery

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The arteria meningea anterior (Eng. " Anterior meningeal artery ", formerly also known as Ramus meningeus anterior arteriae etmoidalis anterioris ) is an artery of the head. It is a small branch of the anterior ethmoidal artery ("anterior ethmoid artery "), which is usually invisible to the naked eye , and which enters the anterior cranial fossa through the anterior ethmoidal foramen .

The anterior meningeal artery supplies the dura mater in the area of ​​the anterior cranial fossa and forms anastomoses with the middle and posterior meningeal artery .


  • Peter Reuter: Springer Lexicon Medicine. Springer, Berlin et al. 2004, ISBN 3-540-20412-1 , p. 153.