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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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The anatomy of the median branches of the basilar artery

Magdalena Kwiatkowska, Bogdan Ciszek
Folia Morphol 2000;59(4):323-325.

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Vol 59, No 4 (2000)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2000-08-02
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The aim of study was the examination of the median branches (MB) of the basilar artery (BA). 783 MB were found in 100 human brainstems injected with coloured latex. The attachment of the MB to the quadrants of the BA's trunk, their structural shape, length of trunks, topographical arrangement (on three vascular levels) and the clinical importance of this vascular pattern was evaluated. The MB arise from Pr and Pl quadrants of the BA's trunk in 100% cases, represent 37.7% of BA's branches and are mostly located in the foramen caecum area (56%). The MB confine the BA's stem mobility on the V CN area and above, because of their shortest trunks especially on these vascular levels. In the examined specimens the MB varied in number from 0 to 22 (mean, 8).

Abstract

The aim of study was the examination of the median branches (MB) of the basilar artery (BA). 783 MB were found in 100 human brainstems injected with coloured latex. The attachment of the MB to the quadrants of the BA's trunk, their structural shape, length of trunks, topographical arrangement (on three vascular levels) and the clinical importance of this vascular pattern was evaluated. The MB arise from Pr and Pl quadrants of the BA's trunk in 100% cases, represent 37.7% of BA's branches and are mostly located in the foramen caecum area (56%). The MB confine the BA's stem mobility on the V CN area and above, because of their shortest trunks especially on these vascular levels. In the examined specimens the MB varied in number from 0 to 22 (mean, 8).
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Keywords

paramedian branches; basilar artery; pontine syndromes

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Title

The anatomy of the median branches of the basilar artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 59, No 4 (2000)

Pages

323-325

Published online

2000-08-02

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2000;59(4):323-325.

Keywords

paramedian branches
basilar artery
pontine syndromes

Authors

Magdalena Kwiatkowska
Bogdan Ciszek

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