infundibular stalk


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in·fun·dib·u·lar stem

the neural component of the pituitary stalk that contains nerve tracts passing from the hypothalamus to the pars nervosa.
Synonym(s): infundibular stalk

in·fun·dib·u·lar stem

(in'fŭn-dib'yū-lăr stem)
The neural component of the pituitary stalk that contains nerve tracts passing from the hypothalamus to the pars nervosa.
Synonym(s): infundibular stalk.
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Causes of an ectopic posterior pituitary gland include defective neuronal migration during embryogenesis, tumours, trauma, or surgical transection of the pituitary stalk.[3,4] Usually the anterior pituitary gland is absent, or attenuated and reduced in height, and the infundibular stalk may not be visible.[3] The infundibular stalk is best assessed after injection of gadolinium.
After administration of gadolinium, the lesion was well defined, homogenous and obviously enhanced with thickened infundibular stalk. We were not able to perform peripheral ring leptomeningeal enhancement or other parenchymatous brain tuberculomas (Figure 1).
Axons of supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus traverse the infundibular stalk and extend into the neurohypophysis.