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MMeninx: The middle meningeal artery runs between the dura mater and the arachnoid mater, which are two layers of the meninges.

IInferior: The middle meningeal artery is typically found on the inferior surface of the brain’s meninges.

DDura Mater: This artery is located within the dura mater, which is the tough outermost layer of the meninges.

DDamage: Trauma or injury to the skull can sometimes lead to damage of the middle meningeal artery, causing intracranial bleeding.

LLateral Skull: The middle meningeal artery enters the skull through the foramen spinosum, which is located on the lateral side of the skull.

EExtracranial: Although the artery is named “middle meningeal,” it actually resides outside of the brain tissue itself, in the extracranial space.

AArterial Supply: The middle meningeal artery is a major supplier of blood to the meninges and parts of the calvaria (skull bones).

RRisk: Injury to the middle meningeal artery can be risky, as it can result in an epidural hematoma, which may have serious consequences.

TTemporal Bone: The artery often travels in close proximity to the temporal bone, which is a bone in the skull.

EEpidural Space: The artery is located in the epidural space between the dura mater and the skull.

RRupture: In cases of severe head injury, the middle meningeal artery can rupture, leading to the accumulation of blood in the epidural space.

IIntracranial Pressure: A rupture or bleeding from the middle meningeal artery can raise intracranial pressure, which can be life-threatening if not managed promptly.

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