The artery of Percheron revisited: a cadaveric anatomical study

KOCAELİ H. , YILMAZLAR S. , Kuytu T., Korfali E.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.155, no.3, pp.533-539, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 155 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-012-1548-1
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-539


The artery of Percheron (AOP) is a single thalamoperforating arterial trunk that provides bilateral supply to the paramedian thalami and the rostral midbrain. As this rare anatomical variant artery may be involved in endovascular procedures or encountered surgically during basilar terminus aneurysms, the present study was warranted.