rami laterales pontis

rami laterales pontis
[TA] lateral pontine branches: the longer pontine arteries, which arise from the posterolateral and lateral aspects of the basilar artery and course circumferentially around the brainstem, sending penetrating vessels into the pons. Called also circumferential pontine branches; they are often subdivided into short and long circumferential pontine branches.

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