Superior cerebellar peduncle
|Brain: Superior cerebellar peduncle|
Dissection showing the projection fibers of the cerebellum. (Superior peduncle labeled at center top.)
|Latin||pedunculus cerebellaris superior|
The superior cerebellar peduncles (brachia conjunctiva), two in number, emerge from the upper and medial part of the white matter of the hemispheres and are placed under cover of the upper part of the cerebellum.
Below, they form the upper lateral boundaries of the fourth ventricle, but as they ascend they converge on the dorsal aspect of the ventricle and thus assist in forming its roof.
The ventral spinocerebellar tract enters the cerebellum through the superior cerebellar peduncles, which otherwise mostly contain efferent fibres.
- Atlas image: n2a7p6 at the University of Michigan Health System
- Atlas image: n2a7p4 at the University of Michigan Health System
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