Lateral sulcus (Sylvian fissure)

The lateral sulcus (Sylvian fissure) separates the frontal lobe (superior) from the temporal lobe (inferior). The insula lobe is located in depth of the lateral sulcus and is covered by the cortex from the frontal lobe, temporal and parietal (operculum)

Image 1. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Superior temporal sulcus. LF, Frontal lobe. LT, Temporal lobe.
  • Image 1. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
    1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Superior temporal sulcus. LF, Frontal lobe. LT, Temporal lobe.

  • Image 2. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Lateral ventricle. 3, Insula.

  • Image 3. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Superior frontal gyrus.

  • Image 4. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted sagittal view.
    1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Cerebellum. LF, Frontal lobe. LT, Temporal lobe.

  • Image 5. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Frontal operculum. 3, Lateral ventricle. 4, Insula.

  • Image 6. MRI of the brain, T1-weighted coronal view.
    1, Lateral sulcus. 2, Temporal operculum. 3, Insula.

Reference


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