|Middle cerebellar peduncle|
Dissection showing the projection fibers of the cerebellum. (Middle peduncle labeled at upper right.)
|Latin||pedunculus cerebellaris medius|
|NeuroLex ID||Middle cerebellar peduncles|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The middle cerebellar peduncles (brachia pontis) are paired structures (left and right) that connect the cerebellum to the pons and are composed entirely of centripetal fibers, i.e. incoming fibers. The fibers arise from the pontine nucleus of the opposite hemisphere of the cerebellar cortex. The fibers are arranged in three fasciculi: superior, inferior, and deep.