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Middle Cerebral Artery
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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Terminology

  • Abbreviations

    • Middle cerebral artery (MCA)
    • Internal carotid artery (ICA)
  • Synonyms

    • Sylvian (lateral cerebral) fissure
    • Insula (island of Reil)
  • Definitions

    • Opercula = parts of the frontal, parietal, and temporal lobes that "overhang" and "enclose" the sylvian fissure

Gross Anatomy

  • Overview

    Imaging Anatomy

    • Overview

      • Anatomy Relationships

        • Branches

          • Vascular Territory

            • Normal Variants, Anomalies

              Embryology

              • Embryologic Events

                Related Anatomy
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                Related Differential Diagnoses
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                References
                Tables

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                Terminology

                • Abbreviations

                  • Middle cerebral artery (MCA)
                  • Internal carotid artery (ICA)
                • Synonyms

                  • Sylvian (lateral cerebral) fissure
                  • Insula (island of Reil)
                • Definitions

                  • Opercula = parts of the frontal, parietal, and temporal lobes that "overhang" and "enclose" the sylvian fissure

                Gross Anatomy

                • Overview

                  Imaging Anatomy

                  • Overview

                    • Anatomy Relationships

                      • Branches

                        • Vascular Territory

                          • Normal Variants, Anomalies

                            Embryology

                            • Embryologic Events