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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studied the Al segment of the anterior cerebral artery and the anterior communicating artery in 30 brains.
The presence of the azygos artery or a fenestration variant of the anterior cerebral artery or anterior communicating artery have been associated with the presence of aneurysms due to the turbulent flow created by defects in the tunica media in the proximal and distal region of the fenestrated segment (Boleaga-Duran et al.; Dimmick & Faulder).
Prevalence of typical circle of Willis and the variation in the anterior communicating artery: A study of a Sri Lankan population.
Anatomical variations of anterior communicating artery. J.
The same rules might be observed for multiple aneurysms in the anterior communicating artery.
They preferred coiling for basilar tip and trunk aneurysms, high anterior communicating artery aneurysms, patients in subacute stages of subarachnoid hemorrhage, and those with associated medical complications (10).
Kissing mirror image anterior communicating artery aneurysms.
The operative approach to aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery. In: Advances and technical standards in Neurosurgery.
KEY WORDS: Anterior communicating artery; Anterior cerebral artery; Cerebral arterial circle; Cephalix index.

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