Pontine arteries

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 16 Apr 2018

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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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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