Inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus

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Brain: Inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus
Latin f. occipitofrontalis inferior
Gray's subject #189 844
NeuroNames ancil-535
Dorlands/Elsevier f_03/12356186

The occipitofrontal fasciculus passes backward from the frontal lobe, along the lateral border of the caudate nucleus, and on the mesial aspect of the corona radiata; its fibers radiate in a fan-like manner and pass into the occipital and temporal lobes lateral to the posterior and inferior cornua.

Some sources distinguish between a "Inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus" and "superior occipitofrontal fasciculus"; however, the latter structure is not universally considered valid.

External links

  • Atlas of anatomy at UMich eye_38
  • Ture U, Yasargil MG, Pait TG (1997). "Is there a superior occipitofrontal fasciculus? A microsurgical anatomic study". Neurosurgery. 40 (6): 1226–32. PMID 9179896.

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