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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 1. Head and Neck

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 1. Head and Neck

Plate 1.8

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Jean J. Jew, M.D., and Paul C. Reimann, B.S.
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Plate 1.8

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Callosomarginal br. of anterior cerebral a.
2. Septum pellucidum
3. Corpus callosum
4. Frontal horn of lateral ventricle
5. Central (rolandic) sulcus
6. Choroid plexus in body of lateral ventricle

7. Middle cerebral a., br.
8. Parietooccipital sulcus and a.
9. Precuneus gyrus
10. Falx cerebri

11. Superior sagittal sinus
12. Forceps major of corpus callosum
13. Angular gyrus
14. Supramarginal gyrus
15. Lateral (sylvian) fissure

16. Postcentral gyrus
17. Central (rolandic) sulcus
18. Precentral gyrus
19. Putamen
20. Head of caudate nucleus
21. Middle frontal gyrus
22. Superior frontal sulcus
23. Superior frontal gyrus
24. Cingulate sulcus
25. Cingulate gyrus

This is a section (looking down) through the body (6) and frontal (anterior) horn (4) of the lateral ventricle. The falx cerebri (10) is seen in the interhemispheric fissure. The superior sagittal sinus (11) is seen within a dural fold. The choroid plexus (6) is seen within the body of the lateral ventricle. The septum pellucidum (2) forms a partition between the two lateral ventricles. In the lateral wall of the frontal (anterior) horn (4) of the lateral ventricle is the head of the caudate nucleus (20). Lateral and inferior to the caudate nucleus is the putamen (19). The caudate and putamen constitute the striatum of the basal ganglia. The two hemispheres are connected by the corpus callosum (3, 12). The cingulate gyrus (25) is seen anterior and dorsal to the corpus callosum (3) on the medial surface of the hemisphere. The cingulate sulcus (24) delineates the boundary of the cingulate gyrus (25). Within the interhemispheric fissure rostrally is the callosomarginal branch ( 1 ) of the anterior cerebral artery. The central (rolandic) sulcus (5, 17) separates the frontal and parietal lobes. Rostral to the central (rolandic) sulcus (5, 17) is the precentral gyrus (18), which is the primary motor cortex. In the frontal lobe are also seen the superior (23) and middle (21) frontal gyri separated by the superior frontal sulcus (22). Caudal to the central (rolandic) sulcus (5, 17) is the postcentral gyrus (16), the primary somatosensory (somesthetic) cortex. The lateral (sylvian) fissure (15) is seen with branches of the middle cerebral artery (7). The supramarginal (14) and angular (13) gyri of the inferior parietal lobe are seen. The parietooccipital sulcus (8) separates the parietal and occipital lobes on their medial surface. The parietooccipital artery is seen within the sulcus (8). The precuneus gyrus (9) is seen rostral to the parietooccipital sulcus (8) in the parietal lobe.

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