External capsule

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Brain: External capsule
Horizontal section of right cerebral hemisphere. ("Capsula externa" label visible at right.)
Deep dissection of cortex and brain-stem. (External capsule visible at center.)
Latin capsula externa
Gray's subject #189 837
NeuroNames hier-235

The external capsule is a series of white matter fiber tracts in the brain. These fibers run between the most lateral (toward the side of the head) segment of the lentiform nucleus and the claustrum.

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