anterior inferior cerebellar artery

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an·te·ri·or in·fe·ri·or cer·e·bel·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, basilar artery; distribution, inferior surface of lateral lobes of cerebellum, choroid plexus in cerebellopontine angle; anastomoses, posterior inferior cerebellar; usual source of labyrinthine artery.

an·te·ri·or in·fe·ri·or cer·e·bel·lar ar·te·ry

(an-tērē-ŏr in-fērē-ŏr serĕ-belăr ahrtĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, basilar artery; distribution, lower surface of lateral lobes of cerebellum, choroid plexus in cerebellopontine angle; anastomoses, posterior inferior cerebellar; usual source of labyrinthine artery.
Synonym(s): arteria inferior anterior cerebelli.

anterior inferior cerebellar artery

A branch of the basilar artery; it runs dorsally along the posterior edge of the pons and supplies blood to the hindbrain, the superior and middle cerebellar peduncles, and portions of the ventral cerebellum.
See: brain (Major arteries of the brain) for illus.
See also: artery

an·te·ri·or in·fe·ri·or cer·e·bel·lar ar·te·ry

(an-tērē-ŏr in-fērē-ŏr serĕ-belăr ahrtĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, basilar artery; distribution, inferior surface of lateral lobes of cerebellum, choroid plexus in cerebellopontine angle; anastomoses, posterior inferior cerebellar; usual source of labyrinthine artery.
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passes upwards close to the base of the skull and is crossed by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery
The 6th nerve thus turns superiorly on entering the sub-arachnoid space, where it passes immediately above the anterior inferior cerebellar artery.
Relatively uncommon (<5%) causes include aneurysm of the anterior inferior cerebellar or basilar arteries, and shearing/avulsion of the nerve root by intra-cerebral or intracranial masses pushing the brainstem downwards through the foremen magnum.
This compression can be caused by vascular loops that may involve the posterior inferior cerebellar artery, the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, and the vertebral artery.
Branches of the basilar artery, the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, and the superior cerebellar artery supply the lateral pons and the cerebellum.
The intracranial portion of the facial nerve is supplied by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery.
Basilar artery branches include the posterior cerebral, posterior choroidal artery, anterior inferior cerebellar and superior cerebellar arteries.

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