Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of the brain from its lateral aspect

Tapetum and tail of caudate nucleus

Image #14-3

KEYWORDS: Brain, Telencephalon.

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Exploration of the brain from its lateral aspect
Tapetum and tail of caudate nucleus
A window is now cut through the external sagittal stratum to expose the tapetum, a band of fibers from the corpus callosum which passes downward into the temporal lobe. This sheet of fibers lies immediately adjacent to the lateral ventricle. In places (14) it has been removed entirely to reveal the ependymal lining of the ventricle which appears dark in the view. The tail of the caudate nucleus (12) is exposed through much of its course into the temporal lobe.
1 . Frontal lobe
2 . Internal capsule
3 . Lentiform nucleus (putamen)
4 . Inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus (cut across)
5 . Uncinate fasciculus (cut across)
6 . Middle cerebral artery (cut off)
7 . Temporal pole
8 . Central sulcus (Rolandic)
9 . Superior longitudinal fasciculus (cut across)
10 . External sagittal stratum (divided)
11 . Tapetum
12 . Caudate nucleus (tail)
13 . Sublenticular part of internal capsule (cut across)
14 . Ependymal lining of inferior horn of lateral ventricle
15 . Cerebellum
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