Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head
You selected: internal carotid arteryThe internal carotid arteries branch off the common carotid arteries in the neck just below the mandible. They give off no branches until meeting with the communicating branches of the basilar artery. The basilar artery is formed by the two vertebral arteries which arrive at the posterior of the brain via the vertebral column.
Together the basilar and internal carotid arteries form the Circle of Willis, the primary vasular structure supplying blood to the brain. Blood from the internal carotids primarily goes to the frontal and temporal lobes.
eye | lens | medial rectus | lateral rectus | ethmoid sinus | sphenoid sinus | nasal septum | temporalis muscle | brain |
Module Name: a_vm1110
Module Title: Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head
Image Info: Gross specimen, transverse section
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: Feb 4th, 1997
Created with Annotation 1.0