Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of the brain from its basal aspect

Tail of the caudate nucleus and retrolenticular part of the internal capsule

Image #6-5

KEYWORDS: Brain, Diencephalon, Telencephalon.

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Exploration of the brain from its basal aspect
Tail of the caudate nucleus and retrolenticular part of the internal capsule
Those fibers of the internal capsule have been removed which pass from the thalamic region to form the superior occipitofrontal fasciculus (see 6-6). The body and tail of the caudate nucleus have thus been brought into view lying above and medial to the course of the internal capsule. The massive radiation of fibers (9) from the posterior thalamic structures forms the bulk of the retrolenticular part of the internal capsule.
1 . Head of caudate nucleus (covered by a few fibers of the anterior limb of the internal capsule)
2 . Frontal part of operculum
3 . Superior longitudinal fasciculus
4 . Internal capsule (cut across at junction with corona radiata)
5 . Caudate nucleus
6 . External medullary lamina (thalamus)
7 . Central sulcus (Rolandic)
8 . Cerebral peduncle (cut across)
9 . Posterior stalk of thalamus
10 . External sagittal stratum
11 . Hippocampal gyrus and caudate nucleus (tail)
12 . Radiation of rostral lamina of corpus callosum
13 . Anterior cerebral artery (cut across)
14 . Anterior commissure
15 . Anterior perforated substance
16 . Pons
17 . Optic tract (cut across and elevated)
18 . Posterior cerebral artery
19 . Superior cerebellar artery
20 . Brachium pontis (middle cerebellar peduncle) (cut across)
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