anterior inferior cerebellar artery


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Related to anterior inferior cerebellar artery: arteria basilaris

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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Tortuosity of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, posterior inferior cerebellar artery, basilar artery, or vertebral artery can compress the facial nerve at the root exit zone, resulting in unilateral spasms.
Among the vascular causes, ischemic stroke in the territory of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery is known to be the leading cause of acute audiovestibular loss [3, 4].
Associated aplasia of other vessels was related to the left ICA in 3 cases [56, 81], to the PCoA in 8 cases, 4 times on the left side [47, 60, 74, 75] and bilaterally in 4 cases [48, 52, 63, 79], to the left anterior inferior cerebellar artery (associated with the left PCoA aplasia) in one case [75], to the right anterior cerebral artery in one case [65], and to the left common carotid artery (CCA) simultaneously with subclavian artery (SA) in one case [81].

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