The artery of Percheron is a rare variant of the posterior cerebral circulation.
The term is used to refer to a solitary arterial trunk that branches from one of the proximal segments of either posterior cerebral artery (PCA). It supplies blood to the paramedian thalami and the rostral midbrain bilaterally.
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