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Inferior View of the Amygdala and Temporal Horn of the Lateral Ventricle

Surgical Correlation


Inferior view of the amygdala and temporal horn of the lateral ventricle. At this level, the cross-section of the midbrain contains the tegmentum separating the crus cerebri from the tectum. The red nuclei lie just anteromedial to the respective medial lemniscus, part of the dorsal column pathway. The oculomotor nuclei lie just anterior to the periaquaductal gray matter. Also at this level, the optic tract is visible as it enters the left lateral geniculate body. The amygdala sits just lateral to the optic tracts and just posterolateral to the anterior perforated substance and olfactory striae.  (Image courtesy of AL Rhoton, Jr.)