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Erschienen in: Brain Structure and Function 8/2021

12.07.2021 | Review

Prevalence of the interthalamic adhesion in the human brain: a review of literature

verfasst von: Andrew K. Wong, Daniel I. Wolfson, Alireza Borghei, Sepehr Sani

Erschienen in: Brain Structure and Function | Ausgabe 8/2021

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Abstract

The interthalamic adhesion (IA) is a midline structure connecting the two thalami. Though it has been studied for centuries its exact function remains elusive. Early studies had noted its peculiar absence even among some healthy individuals. Population studies have investigated the differences in prevalence of IA in pathologic conditions and healthy controls. However, there is a general lack of consensus on IA prevalence in the healthy population. Understanding the true prevalence is critical in providing context for future studies, as well as uncovering further clues regarding IA’s function. We systematically reviewed the existing literature to evaluate the prevalence of IA. The average prevalence among reviewed studies was higher than previously reported, at 87.3%. Studies utilizing magnetic resonance imaging rather than cadaveric specimens reported higher rates of IA prevalence. A higher prevalence among females was noted throughout the literature that persisted regardless of acquisition modality utilized.
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Metadaten
Titel
Prevalence of the interthalamic adhesion in the human brain: a review of literature
verfasst von
Andrew K. Wong
Daniel I. Wolfson
Alireza Borghei
Sepehr Sani
Publikationsdatum
12.07.2021
Verlag
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Erschienen in
Brain Structure and Function / Ausgabe 8/2021
Print ISSN: 1863-2653
Elektronische ISSN: 1863-2661
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00429-021-02287-8