Thursday, August 25, 2011

Posterior Cerebral Artery

The posterior cerebral artery is a paired artery which arises from the basilar artery, supplying oxygenated blood to the medial parietal lobe, occipital lobe, and the inferior part of the temporal lobe. As the posterior cerebral artery runs around the cerebral peduncles, it gives off a group of smaller branches to the midbrain.