Which of the following projects efferent fibers through the marked structure?
B. Mammillary body
C. Caudate nucleus
Ans. A. Hippocampus
(Ref: Grays Anatomy, 41″‘ ed, pg. 439. Snell’s neuroanator?E 7h ed, pg. 310. Barr’s neuroanatomy, IAh ed”, pg. 273)
- The marked structure is fomix.
- The human fornix contains more than I million myelinated axons.
- Most of these axons originate in the subiculum.
- The rest of the axons originate in the hippocampus or are afferent to the hippocampal formation.