Central tegmental tract

The central tegmental tract[1] is a structure in the midbrain and pons.

Central tegmental tract
Diagram of the midbrain, sectioned at the level of the superior colliculus (Central tegmental tract not labeled, but region is visible.)
Axial section of the Brainstem (Pons) at the level of the Facial Colliculus (Central tegmental tract not labeled, but region is visible.)
LatinTractus tegmentalis centralis
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Lesion of the tract can cause palatal myoclonus, e.g. in myoclonic syndrome, in strokes of the Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery.

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  1. Kamali A, Kramer LA, Butler IJ, Hasan KM. Diffusion tensor tractography of the somatosensory system in the human brainstem: initial findings using high isotropic spatial resolution at 3.0 T. Eur Radiol. 2009 19:1480-8. doi: 10.1007/s00330-009-1305-x. PMID 19189108
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