Friday, June 29, 2012

Heubner Recurrent Artery

The Heubner recurrent artery is a brain artery which originates from the anterior cerebral artery between A1 and A2 segment. It supplies the anterior portion of the lentiform nucleus, the head of caudate, and part of the putamen. When the recurrent artery of Heubner gets blocked, or partially occluded, there is a high risk of infarction in the subcortical areas of the brain.