Stapedial artery supplying sphenoid wing meningioma: case report

Neuroradiology. 1993;35(7):537-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00588716.


A 46-year-old woman presented complaining of resting tremor of the right arm and attacks of inappropriate crying and laughing. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head revealed a large left sphenoid wing meningioma. Preoperative cerebral angiography demonstrated a persistent stapedial artery, terminating as a middle meningeal artery which was the main blood supply to the tumour.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Angiography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Meninges / blood supply
  • Meningioma / blood supply*
  • Meningioma / diagnosis
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Stapedius / blood supply