mamillary bodies


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mamillary bodies

Paired, rounded, breast-like swellings on the underside of the HYPOTHALAMUS of the brain just behind the stalk of the PITUITARY GLAND.
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While hyperintensity is seen in medial thalamic and periacuaductal gray matter on T2 and FLAIR sequences of cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in acute cases, atrophy in mamillary bodies, enhanced signaling in the base of fourth ventricle, midline of cerebellum may be seen in chronic cases and contrast enhancement may occur in mamillary bodies and inferior quadrigeminal region (4,5).
In Wernicke encephalopathy, frequently involved brain areas include the thalamus, the periaqueductal gray matter, the mamillary bodies, the hypothalamus, and the perirolandic regions.
Hypothalamic Hamartoma (Fig.1) is a developmental malformation in the region of tuber cinereum and mamillary bodies that typically manifests in the first or second decade of life.