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Midbrain
Charles Carrasco, MD; Karen L. Salzman, MD
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Terminology

  • Abbreviations

    • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
    • Cranial nerves (CN): Oculomotor nerve (CN3), trochlear nerve (CN4)
  • Synonyms

    • Midbrain, mesencephalon
  • Definitions

    • Midbrain: Portion of brainstem which connects pons and cerebellum with forebrain

Gross Anatomy

  • Overview

    • Cerebral Peduncles (Crus Cerebri)

      • Mesencephalic Tegmentum

        • Tectum (Quadrigeminal Plate)

          Imaging Anatomy

          • Overview

            Anatomy Imaging Issues

            • Imaging Recommendations

              Related Anatomy
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              References
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              Terminology

              • Abbreviations

                • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
                • Cranial nerves (CN): Oculomotor nerve (CN3), trochlear nerve (CN4)
              • Synonyms

                • Midbrain, mesencephalon
              • Definitions

                • Midbrain: Portion of brainstem which connects pons and cerebellum with forebrain

              Gross Anatomy

              • Overview

                • Cerebral Peduncles (Crus Cerebri)

                  • Mesencephalic Tegmentum

                    • Tectum (Quadrigeminal Plate)

                      Imaging Anatomy

                      • Overview

                        Anatomy Imaging Issues

                        • Imaging Recommendations