Medical Definition of Fossa of sylvius

1. The deep depression of the basal surface of the forebrain that corresponds in position to the anterior perforated substance. Bounded medially by the optic tract and rostrally by the orbital surface of the frontal lobe, it extends laterally around the overhanging pole of the temporal lobe into the Sylvian fissure (sulcus lateralis). Synonym: fossa lateralis cerebri, fossa of Sylvius, lateral fossa of brain, vallecula sylvii. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossa Of Sylvius

fossa innominata
fossa intercondylaris
fossa intermesocolica transversa
fossa interpeduncularis
fossa ischiorectalis
fossa jugularis
fossa lateralis cerebri
fossa malleoli fibulae
fossa malleoli lateralis
fossa mandibularis
fossa navicularis Cruveilhier
fossa navicularis auriculae
fossa navicularis auris
fossa of Sylvius
fossa of anthelix
fossa of ductus venosus
fossa of helix
fossa of lacrimal gland
fossa of lacrimal sac
fossa of lateral malleolus
fossa olecrani
fossa ovalis
fossa ovarica
fossa parajejunalis
fossa paravesicalis
fossa poplitea
fossa provesicalis

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