Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

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

Optic tract and lateral geniculate body

Image #20-7

KEYWORDS: Brain, Diencephalon, Midbrain, Peripheral nervous system.

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Exploration of those parts of the brain supplied by the posterior cerebral artery
Optic tract and lateral geniculate body
The posterior cerebral artery has been retracted toward the left. The lateral geniculate body has been cut horizontally and its inferior part, together with the optic tract, pulled slightly out of position. The cerebral peduncle is seen as it ascends to form part of the internal capsule.
1 . Cerebral peduncle
2 . Substantia nigra
3 . Posterior cerebral artery (retracted to the left)
4 . Choroidal artery (anterior)
5 . Oculomotor nerve (III)
6 . Anterior perforated substance
7 . Pulvinar
8 . Medial geniculate body
9 . Choroidal branch of posterior cerebral artery
10 . Lateral geniculate body (divided)
11 . Internal capsule
12 . Thalamotemporal fasciculus
13 . Stria terminalis (cut and retracted)
14 . Optic tract
15 . Amygdaloid nucleus (dissected)
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