[Neuroscience] Hippocampal gross anatomical location
(by I.Vida from bio.gla.ac.uk)
Wed May 2 11:14:26 EST 2007
the shape of the DG corresponds to what you typically
see in coronal sections of the dorsal (septal) part.
The small CA3 and CA1 areas further suggest a section
that is very close to the septal pole.
North - dorsal / south - ventral
Left - lateral / right - medial.
On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 12:31:34AM -0700, Hosley wrote:
> Hi there,
> I need some help regarding the hippocampus. I have a figure of a rat
> hippocampal slice I need to describe, and I cannot find any
> information about its direction or what type of slice it might be
> (mediolateral, coronal etc). It is easiest to show using a picture, so
> if you don't mind please take a look at the following link, which
> shows a similar figure to the one I'm using:
> I want to add a compass legend, like the ones with perpendicular
> arrows that depict North, East, South, West, except with anatomical
> directions such as dorsal, caudal, caudolateral, or whatever the
> directions may be.
> I can email the cartoon of the slice I made if that would be better.
> If you do not want to follow the link, I've included a description
> below, but it is a little painful to read, so don't unless you have
> The slice I have shows the interlocking and opposing "Cs", where the
> bigger "C" is the stratum pyramidale (sp), and the smaller "c" is the
> stratum granulosum (s.g.). Any idea what type of slice this is? Can
> someone direct me as to what direction the two Cs are oriented in? My
> guess is that past s.g. to the dentate gyrus is caudolateral (though
> since the image is 2D it is impossible to tell how lateral, so I may
> be better off calling it just caudal), beyond the CA3 thru the sp in
> the opposite direction iwould then be rostromedial. These would be my
> West and East directions, respectively given the slice I'm looking at.
> The North I believe would be dorsal and south ventral.
> Thank you so much for any help!
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