Tegmentum

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The tegmentum (Latin: "hood") is one of the areas of the brainstem. It is a phylogenetically old part of the brainstem and in adults, is the location of the brainstem nuclei

In the midbrain, it sits between the quadrigeminal plate and cerebral peduncles. In the pons, it is posterior to the basilar part of the pons and, in the medulla is adjacent to the pyramids.


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    Midbrain (axial) showing tectum and tegmentum
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    Brainstem motor nuclei - Gray's anatomy illustration
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    Brainstem sensory nuclei - Gray's anatomy illustration
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    Brainstem nuclei: dorsal section - Gray's anatomy illustration
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