Collateral fissure

Collateral fissure

Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere. (Collateral fissure labeled at bottom left.)

Medial surface of right cerebral hemisphere. Collateral sulcus divides limbic (purple) and temporal lobe (green).
Latin sulcus collateralis, fissura collateralis
NeuroNames hier-28
TA A14.1.09.206
FMA 83751

Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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 parahippocampal gyrus and the anterior part of the fusiform gyrus.

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