Lateral occipital sulcus

Lateral occipital sulcus

Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. (Lat. occ. sulcus labeled at center right.)
Latin Sulcus occipitalis lateralis
NeuroNames hier-125
NeuroLex ID Lateral occipital sulcus

Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In the occipital lobe, the lateral occipital sulcus, where present, divides the lateral, or middle occipital gyrus into a superior and an inferior part, which are then continuous in front with the parietal and temporal lobes. The anterior portion is often incomplete, but in some individuals it may encounter the superior temporal sulcus whilst the posterior portion originates from the middle of the curved lunate sulcus, or from a curved portion of the transverse occipital sulcus if absent.[1]


  1. Duvernoy, Henri M. (1999). The Human Brain Surface, Three-Dimensional Sectional Anatomy with MRI, and Blood Supply (2 ed.). Springer. pp. 16, 18–19. ISBN 9783709174074.

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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