Exploration of the brain from its basal aspect

Arteries of interpeduncular fossa

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Exploration of the brain from its basal aspect
Arteries of interpeduncular fossa
The numerous branches of the posterior cerebral arteries are illustrated in this close-up view as they enter the posterior perforated substance in the depths of the interpeduncular fossa. A piece of arachnoid membrane covers the left third nerve and cerebral peduncle (right side of view). The space seen between this membrane and the brain represents a portion of the interpeduncular cistern.
1 . Olfactory tract right
2 . Internal carotid artery
3 . Anterior perforated substance
4 . Optic tract
5 . Interpeduncular fossa
6 . Cerebral peduncle
7 . Superior cerebellar artery
8 . Pons
9 . Longitudinal fissure (cerebral)
10 . Optic nerve (II)
11 . Optic chiasm
12 . Infundibulum
13 . Tuber cinereum
14 . Oculomotor nerve (III)
15 . Mamillary body
16 . Medial central branch of posterior cerebral artery
17 . Posterior cerebral artery
18 . Hippocampal gyrus
19 . Basilar artery