restiform body

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res·ti·form body

Either of two large cordlike bundles of nerve fibers in each cerebellar hemisphere that connect the cerebellum with the medulla oblongata. Also called inferior cerebellar peduncle.

[Latin restis, rope + -form.]
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Magnetic resonance imaging (Figure 1) revealed an acute infarction in the left cerebellar tonsil, left cerebellar hemisphere, and left medullary restiform body, in the territory of the left posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA).
Although our patient did not have prototypical LMS, with associated Horner syndrome and sensory loss, he did have clear evidence of lateral medullary infarction localized to the cerebellum and inferior cerebellar peduncle (restiform body) on MRI.
A ciliary mechanism is employed to helop move the restiform body. The entire surface of the restiform body is covered with cilia to achieve an evenly distributed drive force.