- Supplies most
of the medial surface of the cerebral cortex (anterior three fourths),
frontal pole (via cortical branches), and anterior portions of the
- Perforating branches
(including the recurrent artery of Heubner and Medial Lenticulostriate
Arteries) supply the anterior limb of the internal capsule, the inferior
portions of head of the caudate and anterior globus pallidus.
of Anterior Cerebral Arteries at their stems results in infarction
of the anteromedial surface of the cerebral hemispheres:
affecting lower extremities and sparing face/hands.
- Abulic and
- Frontal lobe
Symptoms: personality change, contralateral grasp reflex.
(distal to Ant. Comm. origin) of Anterior Cerebral Artery produces
contralateral sensorimotor deficits mainly involving the lower extremity
with sparing of face and hands (think of the humunculus).