1994 Volume 43 Issue 5 Pages 769-772
Protrusion of hyperplastic upper molar teeth (macrodonts) into the cranial cavity was observed in the Japanese field vole. Protrusions of the upper molars occurred on both sides, but were large on the left than on the right. The teeth invaded the cranial cavity and brain parenchyma. Large concavities on the ventral side of the brain were interposed between the lateral olfactory tract and the optic tract. Invation by one macrodont reached the basal nuclei, hypothalamic and thalamic nuclei. The brain was deformed bilaterally, and nearly the entire olfactory bulb, globus pallidus, internal capusule, and lateral preoptic nucleus, and a portion of the hypothalamus, thalamus and anterior commissure were absent on the left side.