Recurrent Artery of Heubner

All of the following are correct about recurrent artery of Heubner EXCEPT-

A. Largest of the perforating medial lenticulostriate arteries arising from ACA

B. Can arise from A1, from A2, or at the junction of the ACA-Anterior communicating artery

C. Characteristically turns posteriorly and runs in close relation to the gyrus rectus

D. Recurrent Artery of Heubner reach the posterior perforating substance



Basal nucleus of Meynert located in the substantia innominata


Diagonal band of Broca –

Cholinergic bundle of nerve fibers posterior to the anterior perforated substance.

It interconnects the subcallosal gyrus in the septal area with the hippocampus and lateral olfactory area.


What is the course of the recurrent artery of Heubner?

The pattern of course of the artery is described in relation with A1 while moving towards the anterior perforated substance:

  1. Type I or the superior course (63%)
  2. Type II or anterior course (34%)
  3. Type III or posterior course (3%)

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