anterior communicating artery

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an·te·ri·or com·mu·ni·cat·ing ar·ter·y

a short vessel joining the two anterior cerebral arteries across the midline and completing the cerebral arterial circle (circle of Willis) anteriorly.

an·te·ri·or com·mu·ni·cat·ing ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr kŏm-yū'ni-kāt-ing ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
A short vessel joining the two anterior cerebral arteries and completing the cerebral arterial circle (i.e., circle of Willis) anteriorly.
Synonym(s): arteria communicans anterior.

anterior communicating artery

The front-most link in the arterial loop called the circle of Willis; it interconnects the right and left anterior cerebral arteries.
See: brain (Major arteries of the brain) and circle of Willis for illus.
See also: artery
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Benjamin Crandall, with what is known as a Y-stent assisted coil embolization procedure to treat an anterior communicating artery aneurysm.
Other less common sites include the anterior communicating artery and internal carotid artery.
In this report, severe arachnoidal scarring (that is named as armored arachnoiditis) that made clipping of anterior communicating (ACom) aneurysm impossible in our case of study is presented.
Computed tomographic angiography also showed total occlusion of the right CCA and ICA, as well as retrograde filling of the intracranial portion of the right ICA from the anterior communicating artery (Figure 2).
A microcatheter was then advanced from the left ICA across the anterior communicating artery and down the right ICA.
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 anterior communicating (anterior jugular) veins are coagulated and divided with the harmonic scalpel.
The patient presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery.
The right middle cerebral artery and anterior cerebral artery arose from the right ICA, the left anterior cerebral artery was fed by the contralateral anterior cerebral artery via anterior communicating artery.
When location was examined as a risk factor, only aneurysms in the anterior communicating artery (ACoA) and posterior communicating artery (PCoA) were significantly more likely to be found among patients with ruptured aneurysms.
The anterior communicating artery was the site of 27% of the aneurysms, the middle cerebral artery 17.
Left anterior and middle cerebral arterial flow was maintained through the anterior communicating artery.

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