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Parietooccipital Sulcus
Nervous System

Parietooccipital Sulcus

Sulcus parietooccipitalis

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The parieto-occipital sulcus (aka parieto-occipital fissure) is a deep, slightly vertical groove that is located on the medial surface of the cerebral hemisphere, at the division between the parietal and occipital lobes. Its lower portion projects forward to fuse with the anterior end of the calcarine sulcus.

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For practical purposes, an imaginary line running laterally from the dorsal tip of the POS to the preoccipital notch is considered the effective boundary separating the occipital lobe from the parietal and temporal lobes.

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