Walsh & Hoyt: Topical Diagnosis of Lesions of the Optic Radiation

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Title Walsh & Hoyt: Topical Diagnosis of Lesions of the Optic Radiation
Subject Optic Nerve Diseases; Chiasmal Disorders; Retrochiasmal Disorders; Optic Radiation, Topical Diagnosis
Creator Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD. Chair of Ophthalmology, McGill University
Description Efferent projection fibers from and afferent projection fibers to the cerebral cortex traverse the subcortical white matter, where they form a radiating mass of fibers, the corona radiata, which converges toward the brain stem. In the rostral brain stem, the fibers form a broad but compact fiber band, the internal capsule, that is bordered medially by the thalamus and caudate nucleus and laterally by the lenticular nucleus. The afferent fibers make up the thalamocortical radiation in the internal capsule. The efferent fiber bundles include (a) the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts; (b) the frontopontine tract from the prefrontal and precentral regions of the cerebral cortex; (c) the temporoparietopontine tract from the temporal and parietal lobes; and (d) the optic radiation, which begins in the lateral geniculate body and occupies only a small region of the capsule, since it does not proceed to the brain stem. The internal capsule is thus composed of all fibers, afferent and efferent, that go to, or come from, the cerebral cortex. Lesions of the internal capsule. Lesions of the temporal lobe. Lesions of the parietal lobe.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2005
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Relation is Part of Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL): Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition
Rights Management Copyright 2012. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6991gh9
Setname ehsl_novel_novel
Date Created 2012-06-05
Date Modified 2012-06-29
ID 186438
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6991gh9
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