Posterior choroidal artery

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 07 Oct 2020

The posterior choroidal artery is not in fact a single artery, although it is commonly referred to as such. The posterior choroidal arteries, often numbering up to 10 or 11 per hemisphere, are divided into medial posterior choroidal artery and lateral posterior choroidal artery groups. They usually arise from the P2 segment of the posterior cerebral artery and supply components of the brainstem.

Related pathology

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: anatomy of the anterior and posterior choroidal arteries
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Figure 2: brainstem arterial territories
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.