[Arteries of the human thalamus. I. Artery and polar thalamic territory of the posterior communicating artery]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1976 May;132(5):297-307.
[Article in French]


The posterior communicating artery participates to the thalamic vascularization in 60 to 70 p. 100 of the brains. It does by one unic, well characterized artery, the polar artery. Its territory comprises the rostral pole of the lateral region up to the mamillo thalamic fasciculus.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Arteries / anatomy & histology*
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamus / blood supply
  • Thalamic Nuclei / blood supply
  • Thalamus / blood supply*