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caudate nucleus

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A basal ganglion located in the lateral ventricle of the brain that has a curved, taillike extension and functions in motor control.
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Noun1.caudate nucleus - a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
corpus striatum, striate body, striatum - a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus
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Brain MRI revealed bilateral FLAIR and T1 hyperintensities of caudate nuclei, putamina and frontal lobe involving most of the anterior cingulate gyrus and superior frontal gyrus bilaterally, with restricted diffusion (Figure 1).
In neurologically symptomatic patients, T2 hyperintensity is noted in the putamina, caudate nuclei, thalami, midbrain and pons.
7,8) MRI demonstrates marked T2 hypointensity within the basal ganglia, with greatest involvement of the putamina and caudate nuclei.
We present a case with symmetric bilateral magnetic resonance findings in the caudate nuclei, subcortical white matter, hippocampi, and cerebellum.
PIB PET images of the patients with AD showed marked binding in the frontal, parietal, and lateral temporal cortices, as well as the caudate nuclei, suggesting that there were significant [beta]-amyloid deposits there.