Friday, September 2, 2011

Superior Cerebellar Artery

The superior cerebellar artery is an oxygen-rich blood vessel which branches off the basilar artery at a point just before it divides into the posterior cerebral arteries. The superior cerebellar artery runs sideways and winds around the cerebral peduncles, dividing into smaller branches which anastomose with small branches of the inferior cerebellar artery. It supplies the upper part of the cerebellum and the midbrain with oxygenated blood.