Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

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

Tapetum and tail of caudate nucleus

Image #20-4

KEYWORDS: Brain, Telencephalon.

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Exploration of those parts of the brain supplied by the posterior cerebral artery
Tapetum and tail of caudate nucleus
The ependymal lining has been removed to expose the tapetum (10), a broad band of fibers sweeping downward from the corpus callosum over the inferior horn of the ventricle into the temporal lobe. As the tail of the caudate nucleus (13) passes down from the floor of the central part of the ventricle into the roof of the inferior horn it parallels the anterior edge of the tapetum (left border as seen in the view). Only a fragmentary part of the tail of the caudate nucleus could be satisfactorily demonstrated in this specimen.
1 . Corpus callosum (splenium)
2 . Pulvinar
3 . Mesencephalon
4 . Lateral geniculate body
5 . Posterior cerebral artery
6 . Amygdaloid nucleus (ventricular surface)
7 . Uncus
8 . Fibers passing beneath lateral ventricle into uncus
9 . Choroid plexus
10 . Tapetum
11 . Stria terminalis
12 . Medullary substance of occipital lobe
13 . Caudate nucleus (tail)
14 . Inferior temporal sulcus
15 . Medullary substance of temporal lobe
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