Tuber cinereum

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 24 Oct 2017

Tuber cinereum is a hollow eminence of gray matter. It is a part of the hypothalamus.

Gross anatomy

It is located between mammillary bodies and optic chiasm. Devoid of the blood brain barrier, it normally enhances after contrast administration.


It is continuous:

Related pathology

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: sagittal anatomy (number 8)
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  • Case 1: tuber cinereum hamartoma
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