Median sagittal section of brain. The relations of the pia mater are indicated by the red color. (The corpus callosum is the gray curved figure in the center, and the splenium is labeled at upper right.)
Corpus callosum from above. (Splenium visible but not labeled.)
|Latin||s. corporis callosi|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The posterior end of the corpus callosum is the thickest part, and is termed the splenium (Greek splenion = a bandage).
A sagittal section of the splenium shows that the posterior end of the corpus callosum is acutely bent forward, the upper and lower parts being applied to each other.
- Atlas image: n1a5p4 at the University of Michigan Health System
- Anatomy diagram: 13048.000-3 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
- Diagram at neuropat.dote.hu
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