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Sulcus limitans

Sulcus limitans
Rhomboid fossa. (Sulcus limitans not labeled, but region is visible.)
Human caudal brainstem posterior view (The sulcus limitans separates #2 from #4.)
Latinsulcus limitans fossae rhomboideae
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The sulcus limitans is a groove on either side of the midline in the rhomboid fossa (floor of the fourth ventricle).[1] It separates the cranial nerve motor nuclei (located medial), and the sensory nuclei (located lateral).[2][1] It is parallel to the median sulcus.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "sulcus limitans ventriculi quarti". Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  2. ^ Nolte, John. The Human Brain 6th ed. p.685. Mosby Inc.

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