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Lateral Occipital Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Lateral Occipital Artery (Left)

Arteria occipitalis lateralis

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The lateral occipital artery is one of the two terminal branches of the posterior cerebral artery, the other being the medial occipital artery. From its origin, it travels posterolaterally along the inferior surface of the cerebral hemisphere.

Along its course, the lateral occipital artery gives off anterior, intermediate, and posterior temporal branches.

Overall, the lateral occipital artery and its branches provide an arterial supply to the anterior, middle and posterior areas of the inferior part of the temporal lobe.

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When the artery is occluded blood is forced through the collateral vessels, drastically increasing fluid shear stress and triggering an inflammatory response which drives vessel remodeling.

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