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C – Course: The Anterior Cerebral Artery (ACA) courses along the medial aspect of the cerebral hemispheres.

E – EACA: The ACA is one of the two branches of the Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) and is also known as the EACA (Embryonic Anterior Cerebral Artery).

R – Recurrent Artery: The ACA gives off a recurrent artery known as the Recurrent Artery of Heubner, which supplies the head of the caudate nucleus and parts of the internal capsule.

E – Extends to Midline: The ACA primarily supplies the superior and medial aspects of the cerebral hemispheres, including the superior frontal gyrus and the paracentral lobule, and extends toward the midline.

B – Branches: The ACA gives rise to various branches, including the Callosomarginal Artery, Pericallosal Artery, and Frontopolar Artery.

R – Relationship with Corpus Callosum: The ACA runs along and supplies the superior surface of the corpus callosum.

A – Anterior Region: It mainly supplies the anterior and superior parts of the brain, including the superior and medial aspects of the frontal and parietal lobes.

L – Lesser Hemisphere Involvement: The ACA is responsible for the blood supply to a smaller portion of the cerebral hemisphere compared to the Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA), which supplies a larger area.

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