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2010-04-06-11 Pericallosal artery © Brito www.TheFetus.net

Pericallosal artery 

Julio Brito, MD.

Materno Fetal Medicine Unit, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.

 

3D images of the pericallosal artery. The pericallosal artery is a continuation of the anterior cerebral artery. It arches superiorly and posteriorly it runs over the superior surface of the corpus callosum. This artery supplies corpus callosum and the medial surface of the cerebral hemispheres.

Absence of the pericallosal artery is a sign of agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Images 1,2,3:
Image 1 shows an axial view, images 2 and 3 a sagittal view of the fetal brain.  3D rendering of the pericallosal artery and other branches of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA).




 

Images 4,5: 3D rendering of the pericallosal artery.

 

 

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