Question: A 43 year old male is diagnosed with a giant cell tenosynovial tumor of the mandibular condyle. Surgical treatment is undertaken that involves a modified infratemporal fossa approach. After removing the zygomatic arch and reflecting the temporalis muscle inferiorly, dissection is carried medially along the skull base. Brisk arterial bleeding is encountered from a small vessel entering the skull base just lateral to foramen ovale. What vessel was likely injured?
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Answer to last week's question, "Keeping Up To Date" (February 26, 2018)