Epithalamus

 

This is the most dorsal part of the diencephalon and the most important organ within it is the pineal body or pineal gland. Surrounding the pineal body are the habenular trigones. We therefore have the following parts of the epithalamus

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1.              Pineal body

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2.              Habenular trigones

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3.              Epithelial roof of the 3rd ventricle

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4.              Striae medullaris thalami

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Back of epithalamus: 1 pineal gland 2 habenular trigone 3 stria medullaris thalami 4 epthelial roof of 3rd ventricle 5 corpus callosum 6 cingulate gyrus 7 superior colliculus 8 inferior colliculus 9 trochlear nerve

 

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