anterior choroidal artery

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an·te·ri·or cho·roi·dal ar·ter·y

origin, internal carotid or (rarely) middle cerebral artery; distribution, named branches [TA] to choroid plexus of lateral and third ventricles, optic chiasm and tract, internal capsule (genu, posterior limb, and retrolentiform limb), lateral geniculate body, globus pallidus, tail of caudate nucleus, hippocampus, amygdaloid body, tuber cinereuum, hypothalamic nuclei, thalamic nuclei, substantia nigra, red nucleus, and crus cerebri.
Synonym(s): arteria choroidea anterior [TA]
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8] The main branches of the internal carotid artery include: the ophthalmic artery, anterior choroidal artery, the posterior communicating artery, the anterior cerebral artery and the middle cerebral artery.
The anterior choroidal artery (Table 1) is responsible for supplying blood to deep structures of the brain including the globus pallidus (basal ganglia), lateral geniculate body (thalamus), posterior limb of the internal capsule and medial temporal lobe.
When deficits occur in the dominant temporal lobe as a result of damage to the middle and posterior cerebral arteries or the anterior choroidal artery, severe communication problems result.

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