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Intracerebral white matter tracts 02

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, September 25 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, September 25 2008.

Wow! What's that?

 
        A) Fornix
 
        B) Anterior commissure
 
        C) Mammilothalamic tract
 
        D) External capsule
 
        E) Optic nerve
 

 


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A) fornix

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to the anterior commissure. The fornix can be seen in this image, above the anterior commissure.  (See References)

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B) anterior commissure

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Yep. The unnecessarily large green arrow points to the anterior commissure.  (See References)

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C) mammilothalamic tract

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to the anterior commissure. The mammilothalamic tract is not obvious in this image.  (See References)

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D) external capsule

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to the anterior commissure. The external capsule is also seen in this image, but is lateral and at an angle to the anterior commissure.  (See References)

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E) optic nerve

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to the anterior commissure. The white fiber tract just inferior to the anterior commissure is probably the optic tract, and the optic nerve is probably anterior to this slice.  (See References)

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References:

1. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis. (ISBN:0801674832)Advertising:
2. Duane E Haines, . Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Strutures, Sections, and Systems (Haines)). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (ISBN:0781763282)Advertising:
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Intracerebral white matter tracts 02
Question ID: 092508215
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/25/2008
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