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Guillain-Mollaret triangle

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This is not an anatomical triangle but a triangular circuit connecting the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum of one side with the red nucleus and the inferior olive on the other side, via the superior cerebellar peduncle, the central tegmental tract, and the inferior cerebellar peduncle.

We thank Joseph Constantin, France, for information submitted.


  • G. Guillain, P. Mollaret, Ivan Georges Bertrand:
    Sur la lesion responsable du syndrome myoclonique de tronc cerebral.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1933: 666-674.

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