General Description of Cerebral Infarction

  • Guillaume SaliouEmail author
  • Marie Théaudin
  • Claire Join-Lambert Vincent
  • Raphaëlle Souillard-Scemama


The cerebral blood supply is derived from four neck vessels: 2 internal carotid arteries (Fig. 2.1) and 2 vertebral arteries (Fig. 2.2). The vertebral arteries merge in the midline to form the basilar artery.


Internal Carotid Artery Vertebral Artery Basilar Artery Posterior Cerebral Artery Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Saliou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marie Théaudin
    • 4
  • Claire Join-Lambert Vincent
    • 2
  • Raphaëlle Souillard-Scemama
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de neurologieHôpital du Kremlin-BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance
  2. 2.Service de neurologieHôpital Saint JosephParisFrance
  3. 3.Service de neuroradiologieCentre hospitalier Sainte-AnneParisFrance
  4. 4.Service de neurologieHôpital du Kremlin-BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance

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