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Medical Term:

superior medullary velum


the thin layer of white matter stretching between the two superior cerebellar peduncles, forming the roof of the superior recess of the fourth ventricle.

Synonym(s): velum medullare superiusTA, anterior medullary velum, Vieussens valve

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