logo head injury logo brain injury  


Basal Ganglia

Brainstem Anatomy
Basal GangliaBrainstem   Basal Ganglia

The Basal Ganglia refer to three deep gray matter structures deep within the cerebral hemispheres sitting on top of the brainstem and thalamus. Basal Ganglia hematomas, when associated with trauma, are seen with shearing injuries. These are usual the result of high velocity trauma.


On the illustration to the left, the basal ganglia is partially covered by the Insular Cortex, a deep section of brain of the temporal lobe.