Central tegmental tract

The central tegmental tract[1] is a structure in the midbrain and pons.

Central tegmental tract
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Diagram of the midbrain, sectioned at the level of the superior colliculus (Central tegmental tract not labeled, but region is visible.)
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Axial section of the Brainstem (Pons) at the level of the Facial Colliculus (Central tegmental tract not labeled, but region is visible.)
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LatinTractus tegmentalis centralis
NeuroNames2204
TAA14.1.05.325
FMA83850
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Lesion of the tract can cause palatal myoclonus, e.g. in myoclonic syndrome, in strokes of the Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery.

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  1. ^ Kamali A, Kramer LA, Butler IJ, Hasan KM. Diffusion tensor tractography of the somatosensory system in the human brainstem: initial findings using high isotropic spatial resolution at 3.0 T. Eur Radiol. 2009 19:1480-8. doi: 10.1007/s00330-009-1305-x. PMID 19189108

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