Accessory cuneate nucleus
|Accessory cuneate nucleus|
Section of the medulla oblongata at about the middle of the olive. (Accessory cuneate nucleus is not labeled, but cuneate nucleus is labeled at upper right, and the accessory cuneate nucleus would be found lateral to it.)
|Part of||Medulla oblongata|
|Latin||nucleus cuneatus accessorius|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The accessory cuneate nucleus is located lateral to the cuneate nucleus in the medulla oblongata at the level of the sensory decussation (the crossing fibers of the posterior column/medial lemniscus tract).
These fibers are called cuneocerebellar (cuneate nucleus → cerebellum) fibers.