Basal artery

Arteria basilaris

Cerebral artery, basal artery

located in the midline of the front/bottom of the brainstem . The basal artery is formed when the two vertebral arteries merge into one vessel and end when it divides into the two posterior cerebral arteries.
The basal artery sends out a large number of branches that supply different parts of the cerebellum and brainstem.