Body of lateral ventricle

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Brain: Body of lateral ventricle
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Drawing of a cast of the ventricular cavities, viewed from above.
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Drawing of a cast of the ventricular cavities, viewed from the side.
Latin Pars centralis ventriculi lateralis
Gray's p.829
NeuroNames hier-203
NeuroLex ID birnlex_1287

The body of lateral ventricle (cella) extends from the interventricular foramen to the splenium of the corpus callosum.

It is an irregularly curved cavity, triangular on transverse section, with a roof, a floor, and a medial wall.

The roof is formed by the under surface of the corpus callosum; the floor by the following parts, enumerated in their order of position, from before backward: the caudate nucleus of the corpus striatum, the stria terminalis and the terminal vein, the lateral portion of the upper surface of the thalamus, the choroid plexus, and the lateral part of the fornix; the medial wall is the posterior part of the septum pellucidum, which separates it from the opposite ventricle.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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