Lateral ventricle

There are several areas in the lateral ventricle:
• the frontal horn, which is bounded by the caudate nucleus, Corpus callosum and septum pellucidum
• the body of the lateral ventricle is bounded by the caudate nucleus / thalamus, corpus callosum and fornix
• the atrium: this is the focal point of the occipital and temporal horns
• the occipital horn
• the temporal horn

The two lateral ventricles (right, left) communicate with each other via the third ventricle.

Level 1. Image 1. MRI of Brain (magnification), sagittal T1-weighted image.  1, Temporal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Temporal lobe. 3, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.
  • Level 1. Image 1. MRI of Brain (magnification), sagittal T1-weighted image.  1, Temporal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Temporal lobe. 3, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 1. Image 2. MRI of Brain (magnification), axial T1-weighted image.  1, Temporal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Temporal lobe. 3, Globe. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 1. Image 3. MRI of Brain (magnification), coronall T1-weighted image.  1, Temporal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Temporal lobe. 3, Frontal lobe.

  • Level 2. Image 1. MRI of Brain (magnification), sagittal T1-weighted image.  1, Atrium (lateral ventricle). 2, Cerebellum. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 2. Image 2. MRI of Brain (magnification), axial T1-weighted image.  1, Atrium (lateral ventricle). 2, Temporal lobe. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 2. Image 3. MRI of Brain (magnification), coronall T1-weighted image.  1, Atrium (lateral ventricle). 2, Cerebellum.

  • Level 3. Image 1. MRI of Brain (magnification), sagittal T1-weighted image.  1, Occipital horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Cerebellum. 3, Nucleus caudatus. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 3. Image 2. MRI of Brain (magnification), axial T1-weighted image.  1, Occipital horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Temporal horn of lateral ventricle. 3, Temporal lobe (right side). 4, Globe. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 3. Image 3. MRI of Brain (magnification), coronall T1-weighted image.  1, Occipital horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Cerebellum.

  • Level 4. Image 1. MRI of Brain (magnification), sagittal T1-weighted image.  1, Body of lateral ventricle. 2, Nucleus caudatus. 3, Cerebellum. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 4. Image 2. MRI of Brain (magnification), axial T1-weighted image.  1, Body of lateral ventricle. 2, Nucleus caudatus. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 4. Image 3. MRI of Brain (magnification), coronall T1-weighted image.  1, Body of lateral ventricle. 2, Third ventricle. 3, Interpeduncular cistern. 4, Temporal horn of lateral ventricle.

  • Level 5 (last level). Image 1. MRI of Brain (magnification), sagittal T1-weighted image.  1, Frontal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Nucleus caudatus. 3, Cerebellum. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 5 (last level). Image 2. MRI of Brain (magnification), axial T1-weighted image.  1, Frontal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Corpus callosum. 3, Frontal lobe. A, Anterior. P, Posterior.

  • Level 5 (last level). Image 3. MRI of Brain (magnification), coronal T1-weighted image.  1, Frontal horn of lateral ventricle. 2, Frontal lobe gauche. 3, Temporal lobe (right side).

Reference


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