Superior medullary velum
|Superior medullary velum|
Coronal section of the pons, at its upper part. (Ant. med. velum labeled at center top.)
Anterior view of the cerebellum. (Ant. medullary velum labeled at center top.)
|Latin||velum medullare superius|
|NeuroLex ID||Superior medullary velum|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The superior medullary velum (anterior medullary velum, valve of Vieussens) is a thin, transparent lamina of white matter, which stretches between the superior cerebellar peduncles; on the dorsal surface of its lower half the folia and lingula are prolonged.
It forms, together with the superior cerebellar peduncle, the roof of the upper part of the fourth ventricle; it is narrow above, where it passes beneath the facial colliculi, and broader below, where it is continuous with the white substance of the superior vermis.
Blood is supplied by branches from the superior cerebellar artery.
Scheme of roof of fourth ventricle. 1. Posterior medullary velum 2. Choroid plexus 3. Cisterna cerebellomedullaris of subarachnoid cavity 4. Central canal 5. Corpora quadrigemina 6. Cerebral peduncle 7. Anterior medullary velum 8. Ependymal lining of ventricle 9. Cisterna pontis of subarachnoid cavity (Arrow = Flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through foramen of Magendie)
- Atlas image: n2a8p1 at the University of Michigan Health System
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