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Vol 73, No 1 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-02-28
Submitted: 2013-07-03
Accepted: 2013-08-07
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Unilateral absence of foramen spinosum with bilateral ophthalmic origin of the middle meningeal artery: case report and review of the literature

E. Cvetko, R. Bosnjak
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0013
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(1):87-91.

open access

Vol 73, No 1 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-02-28
Submitted: 2013-07-03
Accepted: 2013-08-07

Abstract

Bilateral ophthalmic origin of the middle meningeal artery with an unilateral absence of foramen spinosum has not yet been described. We report on a skull with endocranial meningeal grooves indicating bilateral ophthalmic origin of the middle meningeal artery, however, its branches were normal both in their position and distribution. In addition, a rare venous sinus variation was present unilaterally — a sinus of Hyrtl. Imaging identification of the anomalous origin of the middle meningeal artery is important while planning surgical and endovascular interventions in the middle cranial fossa and the orbit.

Abstract

Bilateral ophthalmic origin of the middle meningeal artery with an unilateral absence of foramen spinosum has not yet been described. We report on a skull with endocranial meningeal grooves indicating bilateral ophthalmic origin of the middle meningeal artery, however, its branches were normal both in their position and distribution. In addition, a rare venous sinus variation was present unilaterally — a sinus of Hyrtl. Imaging identification of the anomalous origin of the middle meningeal artery is important while planning surgical and endovascular interventions in the middle cranial fossa and the orbit.

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Keywords

anomaly, foramen spinosum, middle meningeal artery, ophthalmic artery, sinus Hyrtl

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Title

Unilateral absence of foramen spinosum with bilateral ophthalmic origin of the middle meningeal artery: case report and review of the literature

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 1 (2014)

Pages

87-91

Published online

2014-02-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0013

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(1):87-91.

Keywords

anomaly
foramen spinosum
middle meningeal artery
ophthalmic artery
sinus Hyrtl

Authors

E. Cvetko
R. Bosnjak

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