Anterior inferior cerebellar artery

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Artery: Anterior inferior cerebellar artery
The three major arteries of the cerebellum: the SCA, AICA, and PICA. (Anterior inferior cerebellar artery is AICA.)
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Diagram of the arterial circulation at the base of the brain. (Anterior inferior cerebellar artery labeled at center right.))
Latin a. cerebelli inferior anterior
Gray's subject #148 580
Supplies cerebellum
Source basilar artery   
Vein inferior cerebellar veins

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The anterior inferior cerebellar artery passes backward to be distributed to the anterior part of the under surface of the cerebellum, anastomosing with the posterior inferior cerebellar branch of the vertebral. It supplies the anterior inferior quarter of the cerebellum.

Clinical significance

Occlusion of AICA results in lateral inferior pontine syndrome.

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