choroidal artery


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choroidal artery

The anterior choroidal artery or one of the posterior choroidal arteries. The anterior choroidal artery it is a branch of the internal carotid artery; it supplies blood to the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle, the optic tract, the lateral geniculate body, the posterior limb of the internal capsule, the globus pallidus, and parts of the thalamus. The posterior choroidal arteries are branches of the posterior cerebral artery; they supply blood to the choroid plexus of the third ventricle.
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The posterior choroidal artery penetrates the brain supplying the choroid plexus of the third ventricle and the dorsal surface of the thalamus.
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.