Radiatio optica

radiatio optica --> optic radiation

The massive, fanlike fibre system passing from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus to the visual cortex (striate or calcarine cortex, area 17 of Brodmann); the fibres follow the retrolenticular and sublenticular limbs of the internal capsule into the corona radiata but they curve back along the lateral wall of the temporal and occipital horns of the lateral ventricle to the striate cortex on the medial surface and pole of the occipital lobe.

Synonym: radiatio optica, geniculocalcarine radiation, geniculocalcarine tract, gratiolet's fibres, gratiolet's radiation, occipitothalamic radiation, wernicke's radiation.

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