Superior hypophysial artery

The superior hypophyseal artery is an artery supplying the pars tuberalis, the infundibulum of the pituitary gland, and the median eminence. It is a branch of the cerebral part of the internal carotid artery.[1]

Superior hypophysial artery
SourceOphthalmic portion of internal carotid artery
SuppliesPituitary gland
LatinArteria hypophysialis superior, arteria hypophyseos superior
Anatomical terminology


  1. Gibo H, Hokama M, Kyoshima K, Kobayashi S (1993). "Arteries to the pituitary". Nippon Rinsho. 51 (10): 2550–4. PMID 8254920.

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