Lentiform nucleus

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 14 Sep 2020

The lentiform nucleus is a collective name given to the putamen and globus pallidus, both of which are nuclei in the basal ganglia

Radiographic features

In axial section, the globus pallidus sits medially to the putamen and together, they appear lens-like in shape - hence the name, lentiform nucleus. 

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: axial cut slice
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  • Figure 2: sagittal
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  • Figure 3
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  • Figure 4: organisational structure of basal ganglia
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  • Figure 5: basal ganglia (Gray's illustration)
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