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The mammillary bodies, also spelled mamillary bodies, form part of the hypothalamus and have a role in memory, although their exact role is yet to be established.
- superiorly: infundibulum of the third ventricle
- anteriorly: tuber cinereum
- posteriorly: posterior perforated substance
- Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: unilateral or bilateral atrophy
- mesial temporal sclerosis
- mamillary body atrophy
Note, mamillary can be spelled with either one or two ms. The former (mamillary) tends to be more common in UK spelling, whereas the latter (mammillary) is more common in the US 3.
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