Pontine arteries

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.

Related pathology

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

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

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: normal anatomy
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  • Figure 2: cerebral arterial supply to the brain
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  • Figure 3: cerebral angiography
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