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Axial Section of Basal Ganglia and Temporal Horn Anatomy

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Axial section of basal ganglia and temporal horn anatomy. The internal capsule is a white matter tract that separates the thalami (medial) from the lentiform nucleus (putamen and globus pallidus, lateral). Lateral to the lentiform nucleus are the external capsule, claustrum, extreme capsule and insular cortex. The choroid plexus enters the intraventricular foramen of Monro within the right lateral ventricle in this dissection. On the left, the basal ganglia has been removed to reveal the interpeduncular, crural and ambient cisterns, and the hippocampus within the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle. (Image courtesy of AL Rhoton, Jr.)

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