Anatomic Location and Somatotopic Arrangement of the Corticospinal Tract at the Cerebral Peduncle in the Human Brain

Title
Anatomic Location and Somatotopic Arrangement of the Corticospinal Tract at the Cerebral Peduncle in the Human Brain
Author(s)
장성호권혁규홍지헌[홍지헌]
Keywords
TENSOR MR TRACTOGRAPHY; INTERNAL CAPSULE; WALLERIAN DEGENERATION; FUNCTIONAL MRI; STEM; ORGANIZATION; HANDEDNESS; TRACKING; LESION
Issue Date
201112
Publisher
AMER SOC NEURORADIOLOGY
Citation
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, v.32, no.11, pp.2116 - 2119
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the detailed anatomic location and somatotopic arrangement at the CP. Using DTT with FSL tools, we conducted an investigation of the anatomic location and somatotopic arrangement of the CST at the CP in the human brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 43 healthy volunteers for this study. DTI was obtained by using 1.5T, and CSTs for the hand and leg were obtained by using the FSL tool. The somatotopic location of the CST was evaluated as the highest probabilistic location at the upper and lower midbrain. The posterior boundary was determined as the line between the interpeduncular fossa and the lateral sulcus; we then drew a rectangle on the basis of the boundary of the CP. RESULTS: In the mediolateral direction, the highest probabilistic locations for the hand and leg were an average of 60.46% and 69.98% from the medial boundary at the upper midbrain level and 53.44% and 62.76% at the lower midbrain level, respectively. As for the anteroposterior direction, the highest probabilistic locations for the hand and leg were an average of 28.26% and 32.03% from the anterior boundary at the upper midbrain level and 30.19% and 33.59% at the lower midbrain level, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: We found that the hand somatotopy for the CST is located at the middle portion of the CP and the leg somatotopy is located lateral to the hand somatotopy.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/24192http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A2660
ISSN
0195-6108
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