Normal pio-dural arterial connections

Interv Neuroradiol. 2015 Dec;21(6):750-8. doi: 10.1177/1591019915609137. Epub 2015 Oct 22.


The arterial blood supply to the dura mater is rich, complex and is derived from both the internal and external carotid systems. Endovascular management of a variety of intracranial diseases necessitates a thorough understanding of the dural arterial network. In this article we review the normal contributions of the pial arteries to the blood supply of the dura mater and discuss some aspects of its role in the supply of dural arteriovenous shunts (DAVS).

Keywords: Dura; fistula; pial arteries.

MeSH terms

  • Anatomic Landmarks
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Pia Mater / blood supply*
  • Reference Values