Central anatomy of the IIIrd nerve

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Identifier Midbrain_3rd_Fascicles_Medial_lateral
Title Central anatomy of the IIIrd nerve
Subject Mesencephalon, Figures, Third Nerve Palsy
Creator Daniel R. Gold, DO, Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Description Seen here is an axial section of the midbrain at the level of the superior colliculus. The paired nuclei are located ventral to the periaqueductal grey, and the midline central caudal nucleus (CCN) is located between the right and left nuclei. The CCN sends projections to bilateral levator palpebrae muscle for eyelid elevation. The fascicles that exit the IIIrd nuclei carry the fibers destined to innervate the ipsilateral (arranged from medial to lateral) pupillary sphincter (P), inferior rectus (IR), levator palpebrae (LP), medial rectus (MR), superior rectus (SR), and inferior oblique (IO).
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2017
Format image/jpeg
Rights Management Copyright 2016. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6h16w0j
Setname ehsl_novel_gold
Date Created 2017-08-14
Date Modified 2018-01-22
ID 1260092
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h16w0j
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