communicating artery

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Noun1.communicating artery - any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
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In almost all reported series of aSDH caused by aneurysm, the most common aneurysm arises in the posterior communicating artery followed by the MCA.
Early outcome of intravascular treatment of anterior communicating artery complex aneurysms [in Polish].
CT findings and persistent bloody CSF led us to believe that the patient had an aneurysm at anterior communicating artery (AComA).
A brief attempt was made to cross the right posterior communicating artery to gain access to the intracranial right ICA; however, this option was aborted for fear of a disastrous posterior circulation thromboembolic complication.
of California, San Francisco) details the basic concepts and tenets of aneurysm microsurgery, various craniotomies and exposures for successful clipping, and microsurgical anatomy, dissection strategies, and clipping techniques for each of the seven most common aneurysm types: posterior and anterior communicating artery, middle cerebral artery, ophthalmic artery, basilar bifurcation, pericallosal artery, and posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms.
The primary routes of collateral circulation are the Willisian channels (anterior communicating artery, posterior communicating artery, and the ophthalmic via the external carotid artery).
In this sub-arachnoid space, the 3rd nerves pass either side of the midline basilar artery and between two of its major branches--the superior cerebellar and posterior cerebral arteries then just below and lateral to the posterior communicating artery, a key component of the arterial Circle of Willis.
DSA demonstrated occlusion of the right vertebral artery, occlusion of the left vertebral artery proximal to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), reconstitution of the vertebrobasilar confluence distal to the PICA, and occlusion of the remainder of the basilar artery with filling of the basilar tip via the posterior communicating artery.

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