[Neuroscience] Hippocampal gross anatomical location

Imre Vida via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by I.Vida from bio.gla.ac.uk)
Wed May 2 11:14:26 EST 2007

Hi Hos,

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:
> http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Synaptic/info/pathway/figs/hippocampus.gif
> 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
> to:
> 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!
> Hos
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