Temporal Arteries

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The temporal arteries are oxygen-rich blood vessels that supplies the temporal lobe of each cerebral hemisphere. Arising from the middle cerebral artery, they are usually three branches in most individuals: the anterior, middle, and posterior temporal arteries, with each of them branching out to supply every gyrus and sulcus of the temporal lobe. Rupture and hemorrhage of one these branches can cause a series of mental disability, ranging from deafness, spatial disorientation, confusion, long term memory loss, and disability to comprehend spoken language, depending on the region that has been affected.


View of the temporary arteries coming off the middle cerebral artery