Centrum semiovale

Last revised by Dr Yair Glick on 14 Jul 2021

The centrum semiovale (plural: centra semiovale) is a paired mass of white matter superior to the lateral ventricles and corpus callosum, present in each of the cerebral hemispheres, subjacent to the cerebral cortex.

It has a semi-oval shape and contains projection, commissural, and association fibers. Inferolaterally these fibers are continuous with the corona radiata.

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