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Superior Cerebellar Artery
Cardiovascular System

Superior Cerebellar Artery

Arteria superior cerebelli

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The superior cerebellar artery arises from the basilar artery. From its origin, near the superior part of the pons, it travels posterolaterally around the brainstem and the superior part of the cerebellum. It anastomoses with the posterior inferior cerebellar artery.

The superior cerebellar artery provides an arterial supply to the superior parts of the cerebellum, the midbrain, the pineal body, and the choroid plexus of the third ventricle.

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