Olivospinal tract

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Olivospinal tract
Medulla spinalis - tracts - English.svg
Olivospinal tract is 2d, in red at bottom left.
Latin tractus olivospinalis
TA A14.1.02.213
FMA 75195
Anatomical terminology

The olivospinal fasciculus (Helweg) was thought to arise in the vicinity of the inferior olivary nucleus in the medulla oblongata, and was thought to be seen only in the cervical region of the medulla spinalis, where it forms a small triangular area at the periphery, close to the most lateral of the anterior nerve roots. Its existence is now strongly doubted.[1]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Clinical neuroanatomy, 7th edition, Richard S. Snell

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