external capsule


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external capsule

n.
A thin layer of white substance in the brain that separates the claustrum from the lentiform nucleus.
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Symmetrical bilateral hyperintensities on T2W images were also seen in external capsule, internal capsule, fornix, extreme capsule, corpus callosum and head of caudate nucleus.
An MRI scan of the brain showed widespread white matter lesions with moderate involvement of the anterior temporal lobes and extensive lesions in the external capsule.
A case report from 2003 of a patient with heat stroke revealed a bilateral external capsule, bilateral putamen, and a bilateral cerebellar process with probable blood products on T2- and T1-weighted images and some enhancement on gadolinium images.