anatomy; basilar artery; posterior cerebral artery; superior cerebellar artery; variations
The posterior cerebral artery (PCA) is a branch of the terminal part of the basilar artery and perfuses the temporal lobes, midbrain, thalamus, and the posterior inferior portion of the parietal lobes. It is divided into P1-P4 segments. Variations in the P1 segment of the PCA are important to neurosurgeons when performing surgery, for example, on basilar tip aneurysms. We report bilateral superior cerebellar artery (SCA) arising from the P1 segment of the PCA. Such a configuration appears to be uncommon but should be kept in mind by neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, and neuroradiologists.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Dalip, Dominic; Iwanaga, Joe; Loukas, Marios; Oskouian, Rod J; and Tubbs, R Shane, "Superior Cerebellar Arteries Originating from the Posterior Cerebral Arteries but Normal Course of the Oculomotor Nerves." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 700.