caudate nucleus

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caudate nucleus

[′kȯ‚dāt ′nü·klē·əs]
(anatomy)
An elongated arched gray mass which projects into and forms part of the lateral wall of the lateral ventricle.
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Varying supratentorial findings have now been reported in the literature to include abnormality within the hippocampi, caudate nuclei, putamen, external capsules, thalami, or subcortical white matter.
No obvious abnormality was noted within the caudate nuclei or hippocampi.
This suggestion is consistent with the metabolism increases observed by the UCLA researchers in the subcortical orbitral gyri and caudate nuclei of obsessive-compulsives.
A definitive diagnosis requires microscopic examination of the brain tissue (cerebral cortex, putamen, caudate nuclei, thalami, and molecular layer of the cerebellum) to detect the characteristic spongy changes associated with the disease (4).
In neurologically symptomatic patients, T1 hyperintensity is noted in the putamina, caudate nuclei, thalami, midbrain and pons.