Pontocerebellar fibers

The pontocerebellar fibers are the second order neuron fibers of the corticopontocerebellar tracts that cross to the other side of the pons and run within the middle cerebellar peduncles, from the pons to the contralateral cerebellum.

Pontocerebellar fibers
Scheme showing the connections of the several parts of the brain.
Latinfibrae pontocerebellares
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The term "corticopontocerebellar"[1] is the entire pathway from the cerebral cortex to the contralateral cerebellum.[2]


  1. Kamali A, Kramer LA, Frye RE, Butler IJ, Hasan KM. Diffusion tensor tractography of the human brain cortico-ponto-cerebellar pathways: a quantitative preliminary study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 32:809-17. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22330. PMID 20882611
  2. Kitamura K, Nakayama K, Kosaka S, et al. (April 2008). "Diffusion tensor imaging of the cortico-ponto-cerebellar pathway in patients with adult-onset ataxic neurodegenerative disease". Neuroradiology. 50 (4): 285–92. doi:10.1007/s00234-007-0351-9. PMID 18172629.

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