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Central tegmental tract

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Subject: Pons, Vestibulo-oculomotor fibers, Oral pontine reticular nucleus, Anterior trigeminothalamic tract, Caudal pontine reticular nucleus
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Central tegmental tract

Central tegmental tract
Diagram of the midbrain, sectioned at the level of the superior colliculus (Central tegmental tract not labeled, but region is visible.)
Axial section of the Brainstem (Pons) at the level of the Facial Colliculus (Central tegmental tract not labeled, but region is visible.)
Latin Tractus tegmentalis centralis
NeuroNames ancil-718
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The central tegmental tract[1] is a structure in the midbrain and pons.

Lesion of the tract can cause palatal myoclonus, e.g. in myoclonic syndrome, itself a symptom of medial superior pontine syndrome: a form of stroke affecting the paramedian branches of the upper basilar artery.

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  1. ^ Kamali A, Kramer LA, Butler IJ, Hasan KM. Diffusion tensor tractography of the somatosensory system in the human brainstem: initial findings using high isotropic spatial resolution at 3.0 T. Eur Radiol. 2009 19:1480-8. doi: 10.1007/s00330-009-1305-x. PMID 19189108

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