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Brain: Optic recess
The hypophysis cerebri, in position. Shown in sagittal section. (Optic recess labeled at upper right.)
Median sagittal section of brain. The relations of the pia mater are indicated by the red color. (Optic recess labeled at lower left.)
Latin recessus supraopticus
Gray's subject #189 816
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BrainInfo/UW hier-440
MeSH [1]

At the junction of the floor and anterior wall of the third ventricle, immediately above the optic chiasma, the ventricle presents a small angular recess or diverticulum, the optic recess (or supraoptic recess).

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Drawing of a cast of the ventricular cavities, viewed from the side.

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