Inferior medullary velum
|Inferior medullary velum|
Scheme of roof of fourth ventricle. The arrow is in the foramen of Majendie.
1: inferior medullary velum
2: Choroid plexus
3: Cerebellomedullary cistern of subarachnoid cavity
4: Central canal
5: Corpora quadrigemina
6: Cerebral peduncle
7: superior medullary velum
8: Ependymal lining of ventricle
9: Pontine cistern of subarachnoid cavity
|Latin||velum medullare inferius|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The inferior medullary velum (posterior medullary velum) is a thin layer of white substance, prolonged from the white center of the cerebellum, above and on either side of the nodule; it forms the infero-posterior part of the fourth ventricle.
Somewhat semilunar in shape, its convex edge is continuous with the white substance of the cerebellum, while its thin concave margin is apparently free; in reality, however, it is continuous with the epithelium of the ventricle, which is prolonged downward from the posterior medullary velum to the taeniae.