Collateral fissure

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Brain: Collateral fissure
Coronal section through posterior cornua of lateral ventricle.
Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere.
Latin fissura collateralis
Gray's subject #189 820
NeuroNames hier-28
Dorlands/Elsevier f_08/12365914

The collateral fissure (or sulcus) is on the tentorial surface of the hemisphere and extends from near the occipital pole to within a short distance of the temporal pole.

Behind, it lies below and lateral to the calcarine fissure, from which it is separated by the lingual gyrus; in front, it is situated between the hippocampal gyrus and the anterior part of the fusiform gyrus.

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