|Brain: Cuneate nucleus|
|Dissection of brain-stem. Dorsal view. (Label for "nucleus cuneatus" is on left, third from the bottom.)|
|Section of the medulla oblongata at about the middle of the olive.|
|Gray's||subject #187 774|
One of the dorsal column nuclei, the cuneate nucleus is a wedge-shaped nucleus in the closed part of the medulla oblongata. It contains cells that give rise to the cuneate tubercle, visible on the posterior aspect of the medulla. It lies laterally to the gracile nucleus and medial to the spinal trigeminal nucleus in the medulla.
It may be affected by vitamin E deficiency exhibiting neuroaxonal swelling.