Chapter 1. Anatomy of Intracranial Arteries

  1. Dr Jong S. Kim MD, PhD2,
  2. Dr Louis R. Caplan MD3 and
  3. Dr K. S. Lawrence Wong MD4
  1. Dr David S. Liebeskind MD1 and
  2. Dr Louis R. Caplan MD3

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch1

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

How to Cite

Liebeskind, D. S. and Caplan, L. R. (2008) Anatomy of Intracranial Arteries, in Intracranial Atherosclerosis (eds J. S. Kim, L. R. Caplan and K. S. L. Wong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

  2. 3

    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCLA Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178228

Online ISBN: 9781444300673

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Keywords:

  • intracranial atherosclerosis – an uncommon occurrence;
  • anatomy of intracranial arteries;
  • anterior cerebral artery (ACA);
  • posterior inferior cerebellar artery;
  • anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology - intracranial atherosclerosis;
  • anterior choroidal artery (AChA);
  • anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Embryology

  • Arterial wall

  • Internal carotid artery

  • Anterior choroidal artery

  • Middle cerebral artery

  • Anterior cerebral artery

  • Vertebral artery

  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery

  • Basilar artery

  • Anterior inferior cerebellar artery

  • Superior cerebellar artery

  • Posterior cerebral artery

  • Conclusions

  • References