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The Trigeminal System in Man

  • Kamen G. Usunoff
  • Enrico Marani
  • Jaap H. R. Schoen

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Kamen G. Usunoff, Enrico Marani, Jaap H. R. Schoen
    Pages 1-4
  3. Kamen G. Usunoff, Enrico Marani, Jaap H. R. Schoen
    Pages 5-7
  4. Kamen G. Usunoff, Enrico Marani, Jaap H. R. Schoen
    Pages 9-58
  5. Kamen G. Usunoff, Enrico Marani, Jaap H. R. Schoen
    Pages 59-88
  6. Kamen G. Usunoff, Enrico Marani, Jaap H. R. Schoen
    Pages 89-90
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-126

About this book

Introduction

This monograph offers a comprehensive review of present knowledge of the structure and connections of the trigeminal nuclei in humans, and compares it to laboratory animal findings. The authors provide cytoarchitectural data from their own research, and trace trigeminal pathways in human material by means of the Nauta technique. In humans the trigeminal nuclear complex includes the motor nucleus, the principal sensory (pontine) nucleus, the spinal nucleus (subdivided into oral, interpolar and caudal nuclei), and the mesencephalic nucleus and several small nuclei. The supratrigeminal nucleus, as described in various mammals, is not defined in the human brain. The primary afferents to all subdivisions of the trigeminal nuclear complex in humans appear to be entirely ipsilateral. Some of the "extratrigeminal" primary afferents described in experimental animals are also present in the human brain and the nucleus ovalis receives primary and possibly secondary afferents from the trigeminal systems. A significant difference between the human trigeminal system and the subprimate species is seen in the monosynaptic cortical projection to the motor trigeminal nucleus.

Keywords

Wallenberg's syndrome brain brain stem motor trigeminal nucleus sensory trigeminal nuclei trigeminal nerve

Authors and affiliations

  • Kamen G. Usunoff
    • 1
    • 2
  • Enrico Marani
    • 3
  • Jaap H. R. Schoen
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Histology and EmbryologyPreclinical University CentreSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Physiology Neuroregulation GroupLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60779-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62786-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60779-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
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