Centrum semiovale

The centrum semiovale is a 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.

Related pathology

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

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rID: 30579
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • centrum semi ovale
  • centrum semi-ovale

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