The anatomy of the inferolateral trunk (ILT) of the internal carotid artery

Neuroradiology. 1977 Jun 27;13(4):215-20. doi: 10.1007/BF00344216.


The authors of the paper present the results of 20 anatomical dissections of the cavernous sinus area, correlated to 90 angiographies and to basic embryological knowledge; they emphasize the role played by the inferolateral trunk in the arterial blood supply of the cavernous area and its complex and the value of the internal maxillary angiogram for its visualization.

MeSH terms

  • Carotid Artery, Internal / anatomy & histology*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Collateral Circulation
  • Humans
  • Maxillary Artery / anatomy & histology
  • Radiography