Diencephalon

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The diencephalon is connected above and in front with the cerebral hemispheres; behind with the mid-brain. Its upper surface is concealed by the corpus callosum, and is covered by a fold of pia mater, named the tela choroidea of the third ventricle; inferiorly it reaches to the base of the brain.

It comprises:

Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 4538
Section: Anatomy
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  • Figure 1: Schematic of brain embryogenesis
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  • Figure 2: Brain development
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