The artery of Wollschlaeger and Wollschlaeger: an anatomical-clinical illustration

Br J Neurosurg. 2017 Oct;31(5):593-595. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2017.1333573. Epub 2017 May 26.


The artery of Wollschlaeger and Wollschlaeger is an underreported yet important branch of the superior cerebellar artery. This artery feeds the adjacent tentorium and becomes enlarged and elongated in cases of vascular tumours and malformations of the tentorium. The present report is the first anatomical depiction of this artery in the literature.

Keywords: Skull base surgery; dural arteriovenous fistula; subtemporal approach; tentorial meningioma.

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebellum / blood supply
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Arteries / anatomy & histology*
  • Cerebral Arteries / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Neurosurgical Procedures