Morphometric analysis of the brain base arteries in fallow deer (Dama dama)
W. Brudnickihttps://doi.org/10.17221/3208-VETMEDCitation:Brudnicki W. (2011): Morphometric analysis of the brain base arteries in fallow deer (Dama dama). Veterinarni Medicina, 56: 462-468.
This paper describes the course and variation in the brain base arteries in fallow deer. The metrical features of the brain base arteries were determined with an image analysis system. The main sources of blood supply to the brain in fallow deer are internal carotid arteries; vertebral arteries rarely participate in blood supply. The brain base arteries in fallow deer show variation both in their course and in the way of descent of particular vessels. The highest variation was observed in the way of the opening of caudal cerebral arteries. The volume of the arterial circle of brain in fallow deer is similar to the volume of the basilar artery. Considering the correlation between specific parameters, it can be concluded that the volume of the basilar artery is highly correlated with the volume of the posterior part of the arterial circle of the brain, i.e., the volume of the caudal communicating arteries.Keywords:
artery; brain; morphometric analysis; fallow deer