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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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Alexander disease shows megalencephaly (18) and T1 hypointensity and T2/FLAIR hyperintensity in the frontal WM, caudate nuclei and anterior putamina.
05 caudate nuclei and left hippocampus in patient with OCD; higher Cho/Cr ratios in right caudate nucleus and left temporal lobe; duration of OCD was negatively correlated with NAA/Cr ratios in right prefrontal lobe (a) original paper in Chinese (b) original paper in English (c) of the 24 OCD cases, 10 had a positive family history and 12 did not CCMD-3, 3rd edition of the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders; DSM-IV, 4th edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; ANCOVA, analysis of covariance; ANOVA, analysis of variance; LSD, least significant difference; NAA, N-acetylaspartate; Cr, creatine; ml, myoinositol, Cho, choline-containing compound
Baxter and his colleagues propose that dominant-hemisphere activity in the orbital gyrus may increase beyond the capacity of the caudate nuclei to integrate the information relayed its way.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain on day 4 showed multiple bilateral infarcts in cerebral hemispheres, caudate nuclei, thalamus, lentiform nuclei with dilatation of supratentorial ventricles and communicating hydrocephalus.
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.
Board 4 A MRI COMPARISON OF THE CAUDATE NUCLEI VOLUMES IN DEPRESSED WOMEN AND NORMAL CONTROLS.