Persistent basilar/middle meningeal artery anastomosis

Radiology. 1976 Feb;118(2):367-70. doi: 10.1148/118.2.367.


Three cases of a basilar/middle meningeal artery anastomosis are demonstrated angiographically. No reference to previous angiographic demonstration of this vascular anomaly has been found in the literature, and only one similar case with an anatomical description has been located. An embryological explanation of this rare anastomosis is presented.

MeSH terms

  • Basilar Artery / abnormalities*
  • Basilar Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Basilar Artery / embryology
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Arteries / abnormalities*
  • Meningeal Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningeal Arteries / embryology
  • Radiography