Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of the brain from its lateral aspect

Inferior and posterior horns of lateral ventricle

Image #14-4

KEYWORDS: Brain, Occipital lobe, Telencephalon, Temporal lobe, Ventricules.

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Exploration of the brain from its lateral aspect
Inferior and posterior horns of lateral ventricle
The tapetum is cut away and the lateral ventricle thus opened. Most of the inferior horn is exposed, the entire posterior horn is visible and the area of confluence of these two horns with the central part of the ventricle is shown. This area is known as the atrium. Note the presence of choroid plexus only in the body and inferior horn of the ventricle. Its line of attachment (and thus closure of the ventricle from the transverse fissure medially) is along the concave medial margin of the ventricle.
1 . Central sulcus (of Rolando)
2 . Superior longitudinal fasciculus (cut across)
3 . Internal capsule
4 . Lentiform nucleus
5 . Caudate nucleus (tail)
6 . Choroid plexus lateral ventricle
7 . Uncinate fasciculus (cut across)
8 . Middle cerebral artery (cut off)
9 . Temporal lobe
10 . Postcentral gyrus
11 . Tapetum (cut off)
12 . Bulbus posterior horn lateral ventricle
13 . External sagittal stratum
14 . Calcar avis
15 . Collateral trigone
16 . Cerebellum
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