Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of those parts of the brain supplied by the posterior cerebral artery

Occipital radiation of corpus callosum; pulvinar

Image #19-5

KEYWORDS: Brain, Diencephalon, Occipital lobe, Telencephalon.

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Exploration of those parts of the brain supplied by the posterior cerebral artery
Occipital radiation of corpus callosum; pulvinar
Removal of a portion of the cingulum (15) has exposed the right pulvinar of the thalamus (17) and, just above it, the occipital radiation of the corpus callosum (16), the two separated by the transverse fissure. Note the spiralling course of the fibers in the radiation.
1 . Cingulate gyrus
2 . Internal capsule (cut across )
3 . Corpus callosum (divided in midline)
4 . Medial longitudinal stria
5 . Pulvinar
6 . Choroid plexus lateral ventricle
7 . Posterior cerebral artery
8 . Middle cerebral artery
9 . Middle cerebral artery
10 . Optic nerve (II)
11 . Olfactory tract
12 . Longitudinal fissure (cerebral)
13 . Parieto-occipital fissure
14 . Calcarine fissure
15 . Cingulum (divided)
16 . Occipital part radiations of corpus callosum
17 . Pulvinar
18 . Mesencephalon (cut across)
19 . Posterior cerebral artery and its posterior temporal branch (partly resected)
20 . Basilar artery
21 . Oculomotor nerve (III)
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