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Haller's anastomotic circle

Alternative eponyms

  • Haller Arterienkreis (German)
  • Haller's circle
  • Hallerscher Gefäßkranz (German)
  • Zinn's corona

Synonyms

Circulus arteriosus halleri, circulus arteriosus (vasculosus) nervi optici, circulus vasculosus nervi optici, circulus zinnii, vascular circle of optic nerve.

Related people

Circles of arteries on the sclera around the intraocular portion of the optic nerve.

Description

Circles of arteries on the sclera around the intraocular portion of the optic nerve. Made up of a network of branches of the posterior ciliary arteries.

It is probable that Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759) discovered the Circulus arteriosus nervi optici before Haller.

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