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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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.
This study showed a high prevalence of atypical anatomical variants in Mexican population, of which variants known to increase the risk of ischemic events were the most found (absence of the anterior communicating artery, absence and hypoplasia of the precommunicating A1 segment, hypoplasia of the postcommunicating A2 segment of the anterior cerebral artery and the azygos artery) (Rhoton; Dimmick & Faulder).
This is the first study to investigate the prevalence of anatomical variants in the anterior cerebral artery and the anterior communicating artery in Mexican population using 3D computed tomography.
Anatomical variations of anterior communicating artery.
According to Yasargi1 (15), the anterior communicating artery aneurysm is situated in the most developed Al junction with the anterior communicating segment.
The same rules might be observed for multiple aneurysms in the anterior communicating artery.
Regarding kissing aneurysms, Wanifuchi (14) described a 45-year-old male who presented with an extremely rare case of symmetrical kissing aneurysms located at both ends of 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).

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