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crus

 [krus] (pl. cru´ra) (L.)
1. leg (def. 1).
2. a leglike part.
crus ce´rebri basis pedunculi cerebri.
crus of clitoris the continuation of the corpus cavernosum of the clitoris, diverging posteriorly to be attached to the pubic arch.
crura of diaphragm two fibroelastic bands that arise from the lumbar vertebrae and insert into the central tendon of the diaphragm.
crura of fornix two flattened bands of white matter that unite to form the body of the fornix of the cerebrum.
crus of penis the continuation of each corpus cavernosum of the penis, diverging posteriorly to be attached to the pubic arch.
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crus ce·re·bri

[TA]
specifically, the massive bundle of corticofugal nerve fibers passing longitudinally on the ventral surface of the midbrain on each side of the midline; it consists of fibers descending from the cortex to the tegmentum of the brainstem, pontine gray matter, and spinal cord.
See also: cerebral peduncle, basis pedunculi.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

crus ce·re·bri

(krūs sĕr'e-brī) [TA]
Specifically, the massive bundle of corticofugal nerve fibers passing longitudinally on the ventral surface of the midbrain on each side of the midline. It consists of fibers descending from the cortex to the tegmentum of the brainstem, pontine gray matter, and spinal cord.
See also: cerebral peduncle
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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His head MRI-DWI showed a scattered fresh infarction including the right occipital lobe, cerebral crus, and thalamus, and MRA showed occlusion of the P2 area of the right PCA and left SCA (Figure 1).
MRI showed a thalamic, cerebral crus and cuneate fresh stroke on the right paramedian portion of the midbrain and a very small spotty fresh stroke on the left paramedian portion.
Contralateral hemiparesis may have arisen from the stroke of the cerebral crus, and ataxia may have arisen from the thalamic stroke.
Fifteen months after onset, a 24-h electroencephalography (EEG) was unremarkable, and brain MRI showed atrophy in the right insular cortex, caudate, putamen, and cerebral crus with high signals in the corona radiata on T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images.