7.14.2013

ACA Stroke Basics

Anterior Cerebral Artery (ACA) Stroke

The Anatomy





What deficits might you expect to see in a patient?

  • contralateral leg weakness (both motor and sensory), frontal lobe behavioral issues, +/- aphasia if prefrontal cortex involved, grasp reflex
Where does the ACA receive its blood supply from?
  • Carotid arteries







Source: http://www.neuroanatomy.ca/stroke_model/aca_info.html
Photo sources: http://missinglink.ucsf.edu/lm/ids_104_cns_injury/response%20_to_injury/watershed.htm

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