Exploration of the brain from its superior aspect

Internal capsule exposed by removing head and body of caudate nucleus

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Exploration of the brain from its superior aspect
Internal capsule exposed by removing head and body of caudate nucleus
The head and body of the left caudate nucleus have been scraped away to reveal the underlying fibers of the internal capsule radiating upward and forward. Anteriorly a portion of the ependymal covering of the caudate nucleus has been left intact to preserve a semblance of its relation to the anterior horn of the lateral ventricle.
1 . Inferior frontal gyrus (cut across)
2 . Lateral cerebral fissure
3 . Superior occipitofrontal fasciculus
4 . Emerging fibers of internal capsule entering corona radiata
5 . Occipital part internal capsule
6 . External sagittal stratum
7 . Tapetum
8 . Cingulum (cut across)
9 . Anterior horn lateral ventricle
10 . Ependymal covering of head of caudate
11 . Septum pellucidum
12 . Internal capsule
13 . Anterior tubercle of thalamus
14 . Stria terminalis
15 . Lamina affixa
16 . Posterior stalk of thalamus
17 . Inferior colliculus