metencephalon


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the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum

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The secondary vesicles arise from the primary vesicles: the prosencephalon divides into the telencephalon anteriorly and the diencephalon posteriorly; the rhombencephalon divides into the anterior metencephalon and the posterior myelencephalon.
The cerebellum and pons arise from the metencephalon portion of the rhombencephalon.
The Dandy-Walker complex is the result of malformation of the metencephalon portion of the rhombencephalon leading to atresia of the cerebellar outlet foramina.
It is attached to the metencephalon just rostral to the otic vesicle.