Pontine arteries

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The pontine branches are the small arterial branches of the basilar artery that supply the pons and structures adjacent to the pons.

There are usually 3-5 paired arterial branches which are located in the mid-basilar region between the anterior inferior cerebellar artery and the superior cerebellar artery.

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rID: 5872
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pontine branches

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    Figure 1: Basilar artery and circle of Willis
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    Figure 2: normal COW anatomy
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    Figure 3: Cerebral angiography
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    Figure 4: Cerebral arterial supply to the brain
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