cerebral peduncle

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Noun1.cerebral peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
forebrain, prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
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The HIAs were measured twice, at the level of the cerebral peduncle (CP) and the level of the superior cerebellar peduncle (SCP).
Additionally, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain showed small left cerebral hemisphere with prominent sulci and Sylvian fissure, enlargement of left-sided frontal sinus, elevation of left petrous ridge, and hypoplasia of left-sided cerebral peduncle [Figure 2 and 3].
And SNr consists of longer blood vessels extending toward cerebral peduncle (Scheibel & Tomiyasu, 1980).
Other than typical localizations, sporadic cases exist involving demyelinated plaques in the cervical spinal cord, midbrain, medulla, internal capsule, and cerebral peduncle, even cases of MS not explainable by anatomical evidence have been reported (6,7).
If the midbrain is shifted against the contralateral margin (free edge) of the tentorium, the cerebral peduncle on that side may be compressed, resulting in a hemiparesis which is ipsilateral to the supratentorial lesion (and hence may be considered 'false-localising').

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