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Magnified View of the Temporal Horn

Surgical Correlation


Magnified view of the temporal horn of lateral ventricle.  In this preparation, the lateral portion of the temporal lobe has been cut away to expose the interior of the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle.  Two notable prominences are visible within its walls.  The hippocampal head forms most of the ventromedial wall, while the amygdala is located slightly more superior and medial, nearer the tip of the temporal horn. The two structures (amygdala and head of hippocampus) are separated by a narrow cleft, the uncal recess.  A portion of the optic radiation that forms the roof of the temporal horn has been preserved. (Image courtesy of PA Rubino)