Hind-brain of a human embryo of three months—viewed from behind and partly from left side.
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The decussation of sensory fibers happens at this point.
Lesions at the location can result in obstructive hydrocephalus. The most common lesion at this location is a subependymoma, a benign tumor. Hemangioblastoma has been observed in this location. Neurological surgical intervention in the treatment of syringomyelia or hydromyelia may involve plugging the obex to prevent the transmission of cerebrospinal fluid to the central canal of the spinal cord.Gardner suggested plugging of obex with muscle prevents transmission of CSF wave into central canal.
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- Pavesi G, Berlucchi S, Feletti A, Opocher G, Scienza R (July 2006). "Hemangioblastoma of the obex mimicking anorexia nervosa". Neurology 67 (1): 178–9. doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000223354.86636.ed. PMID 16832109.
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