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Encyclopedia > Decussation of the pyramids
Decussation of the pyramids
Deep dissection of brain-stem. Lateral view. ("pyramidal tract" visible in red, and "pyramidal decussation" labeled at lower right.)
Latin decussatio pyramidum
Gray's subject #192 870
Dorlands/Elsevier d_04/12282126

The two pyramids contain the motor fibers which pass from the brain to the medulla oblongata and medulla spinalis, corticobulbar and corticospinal fibers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (533x800, 169 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 14 Corticospinal tract List of images in Grays Anatomy: IX. Neurology ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The anterior district of the medulla oblongata is named the pyramid and lies between the anterior median fissure and the antero-lateral sulcus. ... In animals, the brain, or encephalon (Greek for in the head), is the control center of the central nervous system. ... The medulla oblongata is the lower portion of the brainstem. ... The spinal cord is a part of the vertebrate nervous system that is enclosed in and protected by the vertebral column (it passes through the spinal canal). ...


When these pyramidal fibers are traced downward it is found that some two-thirds or more of them leave the pyramids in successive bundles, and decussate in the anterior median fissure, forming what is termed the pyramidal decussation. Anterior median fissure can refer to: Anterior median fissure of the spinal cord Anterior median fissure of the medulla oblongata Category: ...


Having crossed the middle line, they pass down in the posterior part of the lateral funiculus as the lateral cerebrospinal fasciculus.


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