Lentiform nucleus

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The lentiform nucleus is a collective name given to the putamen and globus pallidus, both of which are nuclei in the basal ganglia

Radiographic features

In axial section, the globus pallidus sits medially to the putamen and together, they appear lens-like in shape - hence the name, lentiform nucleus. 

Anatomy: Brain
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Article information

rID: 5820
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lentiform nuclei

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: axial cut slice
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  • Figure 2: sagittal
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  • Figure 3
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  • Figure 4: organisational structure of basal ganglia
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