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Heubner's artery

Alternative eponyms

  • Recurrent artery of Heubner

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A cerebral artery which supplies the anteromedial part of the head of the caudate and anteroinferior internal capsule.

Description

A cerebral artery which supplies the anteromedial part of the head of the caudate and anteroinferior internal capsule. It is the largest of the medial lenticulostriate arteries which typically arises from the proximal A2 or A1 segment.

Bibliography

  • R. I. Haroun, D. Rigamonti, R. J. Tamargo:
    Recurrent artery of Heubner: Otto Heubner´s description of the artery and his influence on pediatric in Germany.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2000, 93: 1084-1088.

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