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Cornu ammonis

The Cornu ammonis (CA) is differentiated into fields CA1, CA2, CA3, and CA4.

Starting at the dentate gyrus and working inward along the S-curve of the hippocampus means traversing a series of narrow zones. The first of these, the dentate gyrus (DG), is actually a separate structure, a tightly packed layer of small granule cells wrapped around the end of the hippocampus proper, forming a pointed wedge in some cross-sections, a semicircle in others. Next come a series of Cornu Ammonis areas: first CA4 (which underlies the dentate gyrus), then CA3, then a very small zone called CA2, then CA1. The CA areas are all filled with densely packed pyramidal cells similar to those found in the neocortex. After CA1 comes an area called the subiculum. After this comes a pair of ill-defined areas called the presubiculum and parasubiculum, then a transition to the cortex proper (mostly the entorhinal area of the cortex). Most anatomists use the term “hippocampus proper” to refer to the four CA fields, and “hippocampal formation” to refer to the hippocampus proper plus dentate gyrus and subiculum

cornu_ammonis.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/08 11:28 by administrador