mammillary body

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Related to Mamillary bodies: limbic system, hypothalamus, thalamus
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Noun1.mammillary body - one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornixmammillary body - one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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Brain structures such as the periaqueductal nuclei, mamillary bodies and thalami with high metabolic requirements are especially vulnerable to thiamine deficiency.
While hyperintensity is seen in medial thalamic and periacuaductal gray matter on T2 and FLAIR sequences of cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in acute cases, atrophy in mamillary bodies, enhanced signaling in the base of fourth ventricle, midline of cerebellum may be seen in chronic cases and contrast enhancement may occur in mamillary bodies and inferior quadrigeminal region (4,5).
1) is a developmental malformation in the region of tuber cinereum and mamillary bodies that typically manifests in the first or second decade of life.