Morphometry of posterior cerebral artery: Embryological and clinical significance

A. Krishnamurthy, S. R. Nayak, C. Ganesh Kumar, Raghu Jetti, Latha V. Prabhu, Anu V. Ranade, Rajalakshmi Rai

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Posterior cerebral artery, terminal branch of basilar artery joins the posterior communicating artery to help complete the circulus arteriosus cerebri in human beings. A study of 89 formalin-fixed brain specimen of either sex and of Indian origin has showed that the mean length and diameter of the posterior cerebral artery was 6.75 ± 1.482 mm and 1.7 ± 0.7 mm respectively. Anomalous origin of the posterior cerebral artery was the only variation found during the present study. The incidence of occurrence of the particular variant was 2.2%. The variation did not have any sex or side predilection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalRomanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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