The injury to the marked area of skull will cause Intracranial hemorrhage due to damage to which vessel
A. Middle cerebral artery
B. Middle meningeal artery
C. Anterior cerebral artery
D. Deep temporal artery
Ans: B Middle meningeal artery
(Ref: Clinical anatomy 2d/e p. 306)
- The pterion is situated in the floor of temporal fossa.
- An H-shaped suture, where four bones meet each other :-
- Greater wing of sphenoid
- Squamous temporal
- Anterioinferior angle of parietal
- Fracture at this point may injure middle meningeal artery or/and vein and give rise to extradural hemorrhage.