Vagal trigone

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Brain: Vagal trigone
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Dissection of brain-stem. Dorsal view.
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Human caudal brainstem posterior view (Trigonum nervi vagi is #7)
Latin trigonum nervi vagi
Gray's p.781
NeuroNames hier-631
TA A14.1.05.709
FMA FMA:78445

The cells of the dorsal nucleus are spindle-shaped, like those of the posterior column of the spinal cord, and the nucleus is usually considered as representing the base of the posterior column. It measures about 2 cm. in length, and in the lower, closed part of the medulla oblongata is situated behind the hypoglossal nucleus; whereas in the upper, open part it lies lateral to that nucleus, and corresponds to an eminence, named the vagal trigone (ala cinerea, not to be confused with tuberculum cinereum nor tuber cinereum), in the rhomboid fossa.

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